Twins in beef and dairy cattle increase risk of health problems & reduce future survivability


Twins are often looked at favorable by young children on farm however they do create significant health risks for both cow and her subsequent survival in the herd.

Also associated with increased risk of abortion, premature calvings, stillbirths, early postnatal death of calves born.

Farm visits both dairy and suckler herds, encountered cows carrying early stage pregnancy with twins for autumn calving programmes in 2020.

ScanSmart technology from ReproDoc accurately identifies cows carrying twins & also accurately ages cows carrying twins for subsequent preventative health management to enhance future survival of both cows and calf. It is essential to use Scan Smart technology to increase survival rate of cows carrying twins after calving, associated health problems to arise at increased frequency versus cows carrying singletons.

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