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    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Have your say on cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Have your say on cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning

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

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said currently, only registered veterinarian surgeons could conduct pregnancy testing of cattle or ovarian scanning for payment.

    “The consultation process will help us to determine the benefit to industry if people other than veterinarian surgeons can conduct pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning,” Mr Furner said.

    “It will also look at whether there are any animal welfare implications, and if there would be any impacts on private veterinary services,” he said.

    “The Queensland Government is encouraging submissions from veterinary surgeons, cattle pregnancy testing specialists, interested laypersons, beef and dairy producers, live exporters, animal welfare representatives, peak industry bodies and the community.”

    You can provide comment at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au, by emailing bioseclegislation@daf.qld.gov.au or by mailing to GPO Box 46, Brisbane, 4001.

    The closing date for feedback is 14 December 2018.

    Media: 3719 7420