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Cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning for commercial purposes

Currently, in Queensland, only registered veterinarian surgeons can conduct pregnancy testing of cattle or ovarian scanning for fee or reward.

The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback about cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning for commercial purposes and scientific research, by laypersons.

Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)

A Consultation RIS will open for comment until close of business on 14 December 2018

The Consultation RIS will assist the Queensland Government, including the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, to determine:

  • the potential benefit to industry of allowing laypersons to conduct pregnancy testing of cattle for fee or reward;
  • the potential benefit to industry of allowing laypersons to conduct ovarian scanning for research purposes under an Animal Ethics Committee approval;
  • the implications for animal welfare of allowing laypersons to conduct these activities for fee or reward; and
  • the impact, of allowing laypersons to provide these services, on the viability of veterinary practices and the implications for biosecurity, productivity advice and other veterinary services.

The Consultation RIS is seeking submissions from veterinary surgeons, cattle pregnancy testing specialists, interested laypersons, beef and dairy producers, live exporters, animal welfare representatives, peak industry bodies and members of the general public who have an interest in, or use, cattle reproductive diagnostic services.

Answer an online survey

You are invited to consider the discussion in the Consultation RIS and provide your feedback online.

This survey is part of a broader consultation occurring across Queensland with staff and stakeholders. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

To help us analyse your feedback, we would appreciate some information about you. You can complete the survey without providing your name or direct contact details, but if you are a producer or veterinary surgeon, we need your business postcode.

Written feedback

If you do not want to participate in the online survey but want to provide feedback you can:

The closing date for feedback is 14 December 2018.