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E.I. Medical Imaging Offers Bovine Course

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

E.I. Medical Imaging has been busy planning our latest offering of bovine ultrasound classes to be featured as one of our special events of the year.  This bovine ultrasound class will be held  in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 16-17, 2014. The information regarding the ultrasound course can be found below.  We have very limited space in our classes and we would love to have you as one of our special attendees.  Get registered today to reserve your spot.


 Lecture, Video/Power Point, Advanced Fetal Sexing, and Wet Lab at a Dairy


IbexE.I. Medical is sponsoring a two-day bovine ultrasound course in Albuquerque, NM:

 Where: Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) across the street from the Convention Center:  Room Rate SPECIAL per night (code provided upon successful class registration)  

*[Hotel Special Rate Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15.]

When:  September 16-17, 2014 

Description:  The class will begin with a lecture, including videos, power point presentation and questions and answers at the Double Tree Hotel.

Classroom Lecture:  Tuesday, September 16 - 12:30 to 5:30 pm PDT at Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) 

Wet Lab: Wednesday September 17 - 6:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT

Course Description: (includes syllabus) 

The lecture portion of the class will begin at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 and conclude about 5:30 pm.  The lecture portion will cover bovine reproductive anatomy – both; normal and pathology, ovarian structures, pregnancy (early - late), fetal sexing, equipment necessary to provide quality imaging ultrasonography.

The following morning, Wednesday, September 17, at 6:00 am we will catch a bus outside the hotel and have a brief bus trip to a modern large dairy in New Mexico.  [Disposable Coveralls and boots will be supplied]  The student will scan cows for about four (4) hours at the dairy.  We will then clean up and take a short bus ride to lunch and should be back at the hotel by 1:00 pm.


Full Class (5 hours lecture and 4 hours wet lab): $350 

Lecture ONLY (general lecture PLUS 2 hours on FETAL SEXING): $150

Classroom Lecture Schedule:  Tuesday, September 16

  • General Lecture:  12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Break:  3:30 to 3:45

  • Advanced Fetal Sexing: 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Wet Lab Schedule: Wednesday, September 17

  • Bus departs Double Tree Hotel at 6:00 am PDT

  • Scan cows from 7:00 am to 11:00 am (approx)

  • Clean up

  • Bus to Lunch

  • Bus to return to Double Tree Hotel by 1:00 pm PDT

Modern New Mexico Dairy

[Disposable Coveralls and boots will be supplied]

Hotel Information:

Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) across the street from the Convention Center:  Room Rate SPECIAL (code provided upon successful class registration)  [Hotel Special Rate Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15.]

Class Outline: 

Lecture - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 16

Introductions / Brief Statement

Bovine Reproductive Anatomy

  • Normal:

o   Ovaries

  • Assigning cows to a group

  • Setting up Sync Programs

o   Uterus

o   Fetus/Membranes

  • Pathology:

o   Ovaries

  • Treatments

o   Uterus

  • Metritis, Pyometra, etc.

o   Fetus/Membranes

  • Fetal Death, Arthrogryposis, bicephaly, etc.

  • Pregnancy & Estimating Fetal Age

o   Fetal Tables / Calipers for measuring

o   Visual

  • Twins

o   Ovaries / CL’s

o   Uterus/Fetus

  • Sexing

o   Locating “GT”

  • Equipment

o   Reliable equipment

Wet Lab: 

Bus departs Double Tree Hotel at 6:00 am PDT Wednesday, September 17

Scan cows from 7:00 am to 11:00 am (for about four (4) hours)

Clean up

Bus to Lunch

Bus to return to Double Tree Hotel by 1:00 pm PDT

Register For EIMI 2014 Bovine Course

Tags: Bovine ultrasound, bovine ultrasound training, basic ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction

Ultrasound Basics; How to read an ultrasound image

Posted by Mia Varra on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 11:37 AM


Have you ever looked at an ultrasound image and wondered “What” are you looking at? Ever wonder which end is up? When others are discussing Bull or Heifer, ovarian diagnosis, or metritis treatment are you still looking to decide “What” it is?? Well, if you feel left in the dark when it comes to ultrasound images…..let’s start back at the basics.

Ultrasound is a non-invasive, immediate tool used to image tissue. It will not penetrate bone (like an X-Ray). So the first step to help you read the ultrasound image is to be familiar with the anatomy that you are imaging.

Various body tissues conduct sound differently. Some tissues absorb sound waves while others reflect them. The density of the tissue dictates the speed at which the echoes return.

If you remember that FLUID is always BLACK and TISSUE is GRAY. The denser the tissue, is the brighter white it will appear in ultrasound the brightest white being bone.

ultrasound gray scale

     BONE                              TISSUE                                                FLUID



Now, let’s look at a few images;

 bovine ultrasound, cattle ultrasound

 Bovine Ultrasound: Early Pregnancy

bovine ultrasound, heifer calf fetal sexing

Bovine Ultrasound: Heifer Calf

 13 day equine pregnancy ultrasound

Equine Ultrasound: 13 day Pregnancy


sheep ultrasound

Sheep Ultrasound: 63 day pregnancy


Hopefully this will help you to “SEE” the ultrasound image. Remember, the more images you see the easier and clearer they will become.

Of course, choosing the right ultrasound equipment from a creditable company should also be an important decision. To learn more about the IBEX Portable Ultrasound watch this short video.


Click Here For A Free  Ibex Portable Ultrasound Demo


Ibex ultrasound video


Tags: portable ultrasound, basic ultrasound, how to read an ultrasound image

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