Idaho company uses blood test on game animals to determine pregnancyApril 5, 2010 - 9:09ambusiness/agriculture
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Adult female bison don't take kindly to traditional pregnancy tests.
The test, known as "rectal palpation," involves a veterinarian inserting a gloved arm to feel for thickening in the uterus wall. In hormonal beasts weighing nearly 1,200 pounds, the test can quickly become a recipe for injuries.
"Buffalo are tremendously fast and strong," says Dr. Kenneth Throlson, a retired vet who owns a North Dakota bison ranch....