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E.I. Medical Imaging Congratulates Dairy Farmers Of America

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

DFAlogoI was just recently reading in a dairy publication wherein we advertise our Ibex® products that the Dairy Farmers of America recently announced its new headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.  This is a great location for the headquarters as it sits in the middle of the country and is accessible from everywhere nationwide with just a short flight.  This news release was provided on the announcement and we can't wait to see their new facility in 2017.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 10, 2015) – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.

The announcement means the company will relocate its 325 employees from space it has leased in Missouri since its formation in 1998, to a state-of-the-art building being constructed in the expanded Village West area in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Owned by more than 15,000 dairy farmers across the country, and invested in brands such as Borden Cheese, Kemps, Keller’s Creamery and Hiland Dairy, DFA is the nation’s largest milk marketing cooperative. An exporter of dairy products and powders to nearly 50 countries, DFA is also the sixth-largest global dairy company.

The three-story, 100,000-square-foot building will be constructed with sustainability in mind and designed to LEED standards.

“This building will pay tribute to our cooperative’s farmer-owners and the sustainable practices they employ on their dairies,” said Rick Smith, DFA president and chief executive officer. “More importantly, as DFA strives to be the workplace of choice for employees, the new building will feature a modern, flexible work environment designed for employees of today and tomorrow.”

This is the Kansas City-based cooperative’s second announcement in regard to building facilities in the state, strengthening Kansas’ global agriculture footprint. In late 2014, DFA confirmed plans to build a $235 million state-of-the-art dairy ingredients plant in Western Kansas. The plant, to be built in partnership with Chinese dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group and Kansas dairy producers, will manufacture milk powder for the export market.

"This move recognizes the important role Kansas plays in the dairy and agriculture industry, and we are pleased to welcome DFA to Kansas City, Kansas,” Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said. “They are a leader in America's dairy industry and their decision to relocate to Kansas reflects our commitment to growing agriculture in Kansas."

Expected completion of the global headquarters project is December 2016. The ingredients facility is expected to be operational in 2017.

If the DFA does indeed construct the facility to LEEDS quality standards, it will be a leader in the dairy world and blaze a trail for other industries to follow.  E.I. Medical Imaging would like to congratulate the Dairy Farmers of America and wish them all the best in the years to come.

Tags: Bovine ultrasound, Progressive Dairyman, Dairy, ei medical news, Dairy Farmers of America

Ibex® Means Reliability in Veterinary Portable Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Here at E.I. Medical Imaging, we have been advertising on a show on RFDTV called DocTalk with Dr. Dan Thomson.  We know that Dr. Thomson has been a very well respected veterinarian in the industry and we want our message of the Ibex® and its reliability to be seen by his audience. We have been advertising a little over a month now on his show and I wanted to share with you the 30 second spot.  We are right at the time of year where many beef cows are being pregnancy checked by veterinarians all over the country.  This spot we are running encompasses the idea that veterinarians have a tough job and they need tough tools.  They are reliable and so is the Ibex® durable portable ultrasound.  Enjoy!

We value your opinions and want to know how we can do a better job of meeting the needs of our veterinarians all over the world. Feel free to contact us and let us know!

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Tags: Beef Ultrasound, DocTalk, RFDTV, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, portable veterinary ultrasound

Last Chance To Register for E.I. Medical Imaging's OPU/IVF Course

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Ibex OPURegistration for the OPU and IVF course in Tulare, California is nearing the deadline.  Registration for the course will remain open until midnight on June 27, 2014.  There are a few remaining spots left for the course and we encourage you to get registered ASAP!

The information on the course is as follows:

Location: Tulare, CA (class size limited – first come/first served)

Date/Time:  July 8th (9:00 am to 6:00 pm PDT) – 9th (7:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT), 2014

Instructors: 

Alex Souza DVM PhD – University of California - Cooperative Extension

Pablo Ross DVM PhD – University of California Davis – Animal Science Department

Elena Silva DVM PhD – National Foundation for Fertility Research, Lone Tree Colorado

Class General Outline:  All equipment/materials will be supplied

Tuesday July 8: (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Lecture

Tuesday July 8: (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) LUNCH

Tuesday July 8: (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm) Wet Lab / Embryo Laboratory Work

Wednesday July 9: (7:00 am - 12:00 pm) OPU on Cows / Searching for Oocytes

Wednesday July 9:  Class is over at 12:00 pm noon.

 

Hotel Headquarters: $85(plus taxes) to receive this rate mention E.I. Medical Imaging, reservations must be made by: Friday, June 27, 2014

Contact:  Krystle Langan (559) 686-8700

Hampton Inn & Suites – Tulare

1100 North Cherry Street

Tulare, CA 93274

Fee:  Registration DEADLINE Friday, June 27, 2014

 $1,000 US

Covers all course instructional and laboratory materials, one lunch, one dinner, and snacks/drinks at breaks.

Overview:

The class is limited in size on a “First come – First serve” bases, so that everyone gets personalized attention. 

Disposable Boots and Coveralls are supplied at no charge.

Lunch and dinner will be provided on Thursday, July 8, and snacks/drinks will be available during the whole course.

For further information, please contact Gary Veserat, E.I. Medical Imaging:  (530) 668-4884

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, veterinary ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction, Bovine Veterinarian, Basic Bovine Ultrasound Class, OPU, IVF

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.

BOVINE ULTRASOUND COURSE

 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.

FEES:

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

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

E.I. Medical Imaging Turns The Camera On The Media

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

As an advertiser in the media, we at E.I. Medical Imaging rely on many magazines and other periodicals to broadcast our message of having one of the best veterinary portable ultrasounds in the industry. We decided we would turn the tables and actually interview the interviewer and that is the case with Walt Cooley.  Walt is the Managing Editor of the Progressive Dairyman Magazine.  Progressive Publishing produces the magazine and we recommend  anyone in the dairy, forage, and beef industries to pick up a copy of the magazine or subscribe.  They do a really good job of covering topics in those industries.  Here is a video we did at the AABP show in Milwaukee of Walt Cooley.

I recommend you go out and read their current issue. We appreciate our partners and Progressive Publishing is a great partner to have in our industry. Thanks Walt!

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, AABP, Veterinarian, Progressive Publishing, Progressive Dairyman, Portable Ultrasounds, Dairy

Basic Ultrasound Bovine Reproduction Class Full in Nebraska

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

graduationWe are very excited to have offered opportunities to provide education and training of basic bovine reproduction courses using the Ibex® Portable Ultrasound. The classes are offered to all current users of our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound Solutions and to all potential customers of the Ibex®.  I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that the class being offered in Bridgeport, Nebraska is no longer available as the class has now reached the maximum number of attendees. 

If you are still interested in a class in that area, please contact us and let us know if you want to attend and we may be able to offer a second class in the area. If you are interested in a class in any of the other offered areas, you can register for them today.  As you can see these classes fill up quickly so do not hesitate to get your name in for the great education.

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, veterinary ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction, Bovine Veterinarian, Basic Bovine Ultrasound Class, Ultrasound

E.I. Medical Imaging Interviews Dr. Jill Colloton

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

I am excited to be able to provide some of the interviews we filmed at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2013.  The first of such interviews we are providing is one of our very good friends and a great supporter of ours, Dr. Jill Colloton. 

Dr. Colloton recently taught a basic bovine reproduction class for E.I. Medical Imaging in Abbotsford, Wisconsin, and it was very successful.  We are glad to have Dr. Colloton as a supporter and we would love for you to support her too.

We continue to have education and training regarding the use of our durable and portable ultrasound systems throughout the year, and in nearly every region of the country.  If you are interested in taking a basic bovine reproduction course, we can register you for an upcoming class. if you are interested in scheduling a class with Dr. Colloton we highly recommend her services.  You can visit her website at Bovine Services, LLC.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free demonstration of our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound, contact us today. 

 

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Tags: Ibex Training, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, veterinary ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction, Bovine Veterinarian, Basic Bovine Ultrasound Class, Dr. Jill Colloton, Ultrasound

Spring Is In The Air At E.I. Medical Imaging!

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

SpringCalvesSpring is in the air here at E.I. Medical Imaging. I know that many of our customers have been fighting through the cold weather and the snow and ice that comes with a harsh winter and if they are like us here at E.I. Medical Imaging, we are ready for the warmer weather. 

It's nearing the end of the calving season for many of the beef producers in our area.  Every morning I drive by fields with a new crop of calves being added to their herds.  We were recently out demonstrating our Ibex® Pro to a horse vet who was checking a mare for Spring breeding season and one of those milling around the barn said they currently had 1000 calves on the ground.  That's a pretty big number! 

I know there really isn't a calving season that is the same for everyone, but here in Colorado it seems that many a rancher likes their calves to be from about March to May.  I can assure you that it is not a good idea to compare your wife's term of pregnancy (9 months) to a cow, (I have made that mistake), but seeing that calves around here here are born at this time of the year it seems breeding season is just around the corner for many cow/calf operations. 

Yesterday we met with a entrepreneur in the bovine and equine reproduction area and you can imagine the conversations and the topics that come up in the conference room here at E.I. Medical Imaging.  I am always curious to know about how our customers in the beef industry and their practices. Do you AI your cows or do you turn out a bull with them? We are always here to help any beef producers with their questions on how to use ultrasound to assist them in their reproduction program.  We can also help their vets with gestation tables and many other tips and tricks. We would love to demonstrate our portable ultrasound system to them.  In the months to come we will be talking more about beef operations and how ultrasound can do some powerful things for you and your herd. Stay tuned as we roll out more in this topic.

In the meantime, enjoy the warm weather.  I hope that we don;t have to endure one of our crazy deep snow Spring storms but I also know that we could use the extra moisture others so desperately need right now.  Happy Spring everyone!

Photo via AgTalk Forum

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Tags: Ibex Pro, Cattlemen, Beef Ultrasound, Calving Season, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex Lite, Beef, Ultrasound

E.I. Medical Answers Your Bovine Reproduction Questions

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

QandAAt E.I. Medical Imaging we get a number of questions about our product but we also get use case questions from many of our current customers and general questions from the public about bovine reproduction and other issues in our industry.  One recent conversation I wanted to share with you as many of you may have this question. I thought it would be good to share with all of our customers and potential users.  The question I will put forth first and the response to the question was written by our very own in house veterinarian, Dr. Erika Wierman. Dr. Wierman is heading up our education and training here at E.I. Medical Imaging and we will soon be launching more information about our program.  For now we will be happy to respond to questions like these:

[QUESTION]

Hello, 

I am a veterinary student ... and will be graduating in a year. I am planning on doing food animal work- mainly cattle. I enjoy bovine reproduction and have done a fair amount of work in that area already...


The first question is do you have a book, or a document, or know if [sic] such a thing exists to show pictures of bovine fetuses on ultrasound as they mature. I would think someone has made a book that shows a 28 day fetus, then 29, and so on. This would help me by allowing me to see the progression of different structures as the embryo develops. I understand measuring is accurate, but it would be helpful to fine tune my recognition of other structures coming into focus- such as rib bones on a 50 day old fetus. I have scanned many cattle with a reproductive physiologist from Virginia Tech, W.E. Beal, and have completed a [sic] independent study of Reproductive Ultrasound in Cattle under him. I have scanned many cattle- but there is always room to get better! 

[ANSWER]

Thank you so much for your interest and faith in our products!

I am attaching a chart from the Practical Atlas of Ruminant and Reproductive Anatomy (2010) that is used widely for identifying structures as they become apparent on ultrasound in the bovine fetus.  Most classes that I have attended on bovine reproductive ultrasound include images from various stages of pregnancy in the notes or presentation, and those should be relatively easy to find, but I think that this table is quite useful.

My other suggestion is to become familiar with the Drost Project (www.drostproject.org) … here you will find wonderful gross pathology examples and a few ultrasound images as well. 

There are several gestation tables published for fetal measurements to determine stage of pregnancy – you will find them in the literature but as you may know, the Ibex line has these tables built in – by taking a linear measurement with a table applied, you will instantly get an accurate measurement and gestational age; this feature is useful when dealing with clients but is also a valuable learning tool.

This is only one example of the many questions we receive and we encourage all of our visitors, our customers, and our many potential users to ask as many questions as possible of our expertise.  We are here to help you!  Do you have a question?  Contact us or even leave it right here in the comments section and we will be right back with a response.

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, veterinary practice tips, Bovine Reproduction, Pregnancy Checking Cattle

E.I. Medical Imaging Back In Nashville For NCBA!

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

NCBA LogoWe were recently in Nashville Tennessee for the AAEP trade show and conference and we had such a great time, we decided to make another trip to Nashville for the NCBA

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association trade show and conference is beginning for us today at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  They posted on their blog site today their own kickoff:

"More than 6,200 cattlemen and women from across the country are registered to attend the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, which kicked off today at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. The convention, which will run through Feb. 7, is the largest annual gathering of the beef industry."

That's a lot of cattlemen!  There will be plenty of Beef producers at the NCBA and we hope to meet each of them and introduce them to our Ibex® Lite and our Ibex® Pro in addition to our Arms-Free I.C.E.

Of note there will be two educational areas at the trade show which will provide an opportunity for live animals and hands on instruction. In addition, and new this year is the NCBA Learning Lounge, which will feature 30-minute educational sessions to provide attendees valuable educational tips from industry experts in informal, face-to-face, technology-friendly classroom settings. It will be interesting to see if companies like ours can provide some education and training of equipment.

Nate Alexander, our National Sales Manager will be in attendance at the NCBA show in Nashville.  He would love an opportunity to see all of you at the show and provide you with a look at our Ibex® Lite and the Pro.  Ask Nate about the Arms-Free I.C.E. and be sure to ask him about what our trade show special is in Nashville.  He would love to provide both a demonstration and perhaps a quote for you to own your own Ibex®. Feel free to contact us if you want a demonstration.

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Tags: Ibex Pro, Cattlemen, Beef Ultrasound, NCBA, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex Lite, Beef, Ultrasound

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