Has anyone ever used a human pregnancy test on a goat?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Dreamchaser, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I was asking, because I wanted to know if it works. My girls always pee right in front of me, and it might be easy enough to catch it in a pan to test. I was wondering if this worked. It would sure save me some grief, and you can usually get like 3 in a box for a decent price.
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    No, it won't work on livestock. ;)
     

  3. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Aww snap. Ok, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
     
  4. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    They really should come up with something to use on livestock like that.
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    No....something like that would be waaaaay too easy!
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I know...I wish someone would make one for goats!! :(
     
  7. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Hmmm... I might have to work on that then.
     
  8. firelight27

    firelight27 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 24, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    They have one for horses and it works. It is a WeeFoal test, and it works the same way as a human pregnancy test. The thing is that human tests test hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which a WeeFoal tests for eCG (equine ... ....) The hormones are similar but are different because of the difference in species. I imagine goats have a variation of the same hormone, but a specific tests would need to be developed.

    I was very happy with the WeeFoal though, for anyone who wants to use a pee test on their mare. It gave me a very faint line at the earliest day able to be tested (although I should have waited a few extra days for a more readable line so I wouldn't second guess the results.) The neighbors look at you funny though when you follow your horse around it's paddock with a bucket and then catch it's pee. Lucky for me, my mare has a routine to her feeding habits. She eats a few bites, goes out to the same exact spot every time, and pees before she finishes dinner.
     
  9. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    biotracking is developing an on farm test last time i heard!
     
  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Boy ....wouldn't that be nice and easy.... :thumb:
     
  11. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Lets hope this happens one day! I would LOVE that!
     
  12. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

    609
    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    They actually do work on pigs :)
     
  13. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    :slapfloor: Does not help me there. LOL But good to know.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California