Metrichecking is a procedure to identify cows that have endometritis. Identification of these animals allows for treatment before the commencement of mating in order to improve the reproductive performance of the herd which means an extra 14 ? 20 days in milk per cow treated the next lactation.
What is the Process?
The process involves a routine check where at-risk cows are examined using a metricheck device which scoops discharge from the anterior vagina.
Depending on the appearance of this discharge, a cow is diagnosed as having endometritis or not. If the cow has endometritis she can then be treated.