Three Methods to Improve Broodmare Ultrasound

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

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1...Obtain the best image possible
Take the time to completely evacuate the rectum, and use plenty of lube for contact. If your ultrasound system provides variable frequency transducers, remember to operate at the highest frequency that still allows you enough depth to visualize all the pertinent structures; this will optimize the resolution of your image! You’ll acquire a higher quality (and larger!) ovary image scanning at 6cm than you will at 12cm. In addition, become familiar with your equipment; experiment with gain, contrast, and persistence in order to achieve the image that you desire.

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How Often Should My Veterinarian Ultrasound My Pregnant Broodmare?

By Mia Varra on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

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Written by: Dr. Erika Wierman, E.I. Medical Imaging

So you've decided to breed your mare! This can be a very exciting time, but it can be overwhelming as well. The process is at times frustrating if you encounter fertility issues, and can be expensive even when everything goes perfectly. Once your mare is bred, routine ultrasound exams should be scheduled.

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Veterinary Practice Tips; Should You Send an E-Newsletter?

By Mia Varra on Thu, May 02, 2013 @ 08:45 AM

written by: Susan Hoffman

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Just how portable is your ultrasound equipment?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

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With equine breeding season officially underway, you may be finding yourself re-evaluating your equipment.  Technology changes at lightning speed, and it’s certainly possible that the reliable old ultrasound you’ve been using for years is just pretty darn obsolete now.  While many factors must be considered in the search for a new one, I’d like to take a minute to talk about portability.

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