CONCEPTION’s laboratory continues to operate
CONCEPTION has received from the Government of Quebec confirmation of its status as a company that works for essential services for agricultural businesses.
CONCEPTION has taken steps with its employees to comply with the recommendations issued by the Government of Quebec and by Health Canada to ensure the safety of its personnel and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The diagnostic tests offered by the company are the DG29® and DG-Lait/Milk® bovine pregnancy tests, as well as the animal health diagnostic tests for infectious diseases in herds (eg leukosis, Salmonella Dublin, neosporosis).
You can send us your samples taken according to the usual procedure by putting them yourself in the postal envelope provided for this purpose and dropping it in your post office box.
The samples will be analyzed upon arrival at Conception’s laboratory and the results will be sent to you by email, fax or telephone.
We also invite you to adopt good hygienic practices, in particular by wearing disposable gloves and by washing your hands regularly during the various steps of taking and sending samples.
For any additional information, please visit our Conception-Animal’s Facebook page Conception-Animal or our website www.conception-animal.com, or communicate with us by email at the following address email@example.com.
All of Conception’s pregnancy tests are based on the detection in blood or milk samples of a protein marker of bovine pregnancy (strategic and confidential corporate information) from the 28th day after breeding to calving. The presence in blood or milk samples of the protein marker of bovine pregnancy by ELISA method is indicative of a pregnancy whereas its absence confirms that the animal is not pregnant.
The DG•Lait/Milk® pregnancy test offers the producer the opportunity to assess the pregnancy status of their cows efficiently, simply by taking a milk sample.
Test performance of DG•Lait/Milk® compared to the DG29® test:
The DG29® pregnancy test provides the producer with the opportunity to assess the pregnancy status of their cows and heifers efficiently by taking a blood sample.
Test performance of DG29® compared to ultrasound:
An early diagnostic of pregnancy by whatever method (ex. palpation, ultrasound and blood or milk pregnancy tests) does not guarantee the birth of a live calf. Embryonic mortality is a well-documented natural phenomenon that can occur at any time. It is estimated that between 10 and 20% of pregnancies are interrupted between days 30 and 60 of gestation. It is therefore critical to confirm all early pregnancy diagnoses by carrying out a second examination of the animal. Conception still innovates by offering the DG•Confirmation®. The DG•Confirmation® test is recommended between days 60 and 90+ of gestation in order to identify interrupted pregnancies or pregnancies at risk of embryo mortality.
Test performance of the DG•Confirmation® is similar to that of the DG29® test.
The DG•Blue Eyes® pregnancy test meets the needs of producers for whom shipping of sample and/or access to specialized laboratory services are limited. This test has been marketed since 2015 and is available exclusively on the international market. Test results are available in 30 minutes.
Test performance of DG•Blue Eyes® test as compared to DG29® test: