The Pregnancy Examination Elective involves students, the GPVEC faculty, and USMARC personnel during pregnancy examination. Activities involve rectal examinations for pregnancy, collecting data and data entry into the CowCalf5 computer software program to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd. This elective is designed for students who have some palpation experience and are interested in honing their skills. Pregnancy Examination occurs during yearly fall herd work at the USMARC, therefore, speed and accuracy will be stressed, rather than basic technique.
Students will need to bring:
Two pairs of coveralls
Overshoes or Rubber Boots
Sufficient outerwear for winter conditions
Student ID / Badge
Sleeve protectors or rubber suits are recommended but not required.
The Pregnancy Examination Elective will begin Monday at 8:00 a.m. unless students are notified otherwise.
|*Due to Federal Holiday on Monday, this elective will begin on Tuesday.|
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