Summer Sizzle...Everyone Loves A Sale!

By Chas Maloy on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

With summer heating up, we wanted to share some very impressive special pricing to help you beat the heat.

During the summer months we like to clear out some of our inventory—both new and demo gear that we have in stock. This year we are offering pricing never seen before on our most popular ultrasound products.

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Explaining Ultrasound Images To Your Equine Clients

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 08:31 AM

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As a veterinarian, you’re trained to understand what you see on an ultrasound machine, but your equine client may be baffled by the images. They may not even know what ultrasound imaging actually is or does, or its value as a diagnostic tool. Here are some tips for explaining ultrasound images to horse owners.

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How to Read an Ultrasound Image

By Mia Varra on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:21 AM

Updated and re-posted

Have you ever looked at an ultrasound image and wondered what you're 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 is it?

Well, if you feel left in the dark when it comes to ultrasound images…..let’s start back at the basics.

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Yukon Vet Uses IBEX EVO To Diagnose Canine Patient

By Chas Maloy on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Dr. Michelle Oakley, Yukon Vet, uses the IBEX® EVO® in the clinic, too. She is using the C6E probe [multi-frequency transducer, 4-9 MHz, 18 cm depth] to diagnose Barney, her canine patient.

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Cow Disposition Affects Pregnancy Rate

By Gary Veserat, MS, PAS on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Written by Glenn Selk, PhD. Beef Cattle Specialist Emeritus with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination. Presumably, the lowered conception rates were because they have been stressed as they are passed through the working facilities and restrained while being synchronized and inseminated. Research trials indicate, even in the serenity of a natural breeding pasture, cows with bad dispositions are less likely to conceive when mated with bulls.

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Born In The USA...It's Hard These Days!

By Chas Maloy on Tue, Jun 04, 2019 @ 08:46 AM

For this latest blog installment, I have decided to go a bit off topic. As a small business owner, I am asked all the time—how, or more importantly why, do you run an engineering and manufacturing company in the U.S. these days. Well, it is a great question and one that keeps me up at night.

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You cannot turn on the news, regardless of how you get your news, to hear the dismal stories of American manufacturing jobs leaving the US. We are not here to get into a political debate, but the statistics do not lie. Don’t get me wrong, things are improving, but of all small business firms in the US, only 2% are categorized as manufacturing firms.1

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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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Yukon Vet Uses IBEX EVO

By Chas Maloy on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 07:37 AM

Dr. Michelle Oakley, Yukon Vet, uses an IBEX® EVO® in the wild. She is using the L6E probe [linear transducer, 5-8 MHz, 18 cm depth] and wearing our latest high-resolution i3 goggles.

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The Mummy

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 07:54 AM

Mummy

Image: IBEX® EVO® + L7HD, in a Holstein cow

Mummification in bovine fetuses has an incidence of less than 2%. It occurs when there is fetal death for any number of reasons (Trichomoniasis and BVD infections have been specifically implicated as causes), but the CL is retained, the cervix stays closed, and there is no bacteria or oxygen present in the uterus to cause maceration. 

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When Should My Veterinarian Ultrasound My Pregnant Broodmare?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:04 AM

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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. Your veterinarian may wish to conduct the following exams...

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