10/09/06, 12:56 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
This is what I found out on the internet--interesting! Went on a livestock pregnancy testing site.
Human EPT'S measure HCG levels in the urine.
In livestock the HCG levels are non existent--can sometimes appear but rarely. So, in Connies goat, she may of had enough to measure and prove it. 50/50 chance--The level must be at 25mg in human tests such as EPT
Sheep sometimes never get the hormone or some do under 25mg, possible Connies goat was over the 25mg and worked!
NOW--here is what is needed to check livestock--Cant buy the test at the dollar store-bummer! Buy online for 28.50
Here is the levels of what is checked--
The test in sheep and goats, etc....measures presence of Pregnancy-Specific Protein B (PSPB).
It is a protein that was discovered in the placenta of cattle by researchers.
The protein enters the blood of the mother and can be measured in the pregnancy test made by BioTracking.
BioTracking has a license from the university for use of PSPB in testing pregnancy and has developed a highly accurate and very inexpensive blood test (enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay, ELISA) for pregnancy.
Samples of blood are collected on the dairy, ranch or farm and are mailed to BioTracking for analysis.
Samples arriving by Tuesday will be tested over a three-day period and an e-mail, FAX, phone or mail (client's choice) report will be available by Saturday of each week. Results can be posted on a web site for access through a code by the client.
Sounds like way to much work to find out--guess you are better waiting for the 5 months--you have about 2-3 weeks to wait!