Fetal Anomalies Week—The Answers!

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Fri, May 15, 2020 @ 01:30 PM

Identification of fetal anomalies or accidents of gestation can not be done in a practical manner during gestation without the use of diagnostic ultrasound, and is one of many examples that demonstrate the superiority of reproductive ultrasound over manual palpation and other manners of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle.

This week we have showcased some of the more common disorders seen in the bovine fetus.

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Thoracic Ultrasound in Calves

By Dr. Liz Cox on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

A lot has changed since I wrote a blog post for EI Medical in 2011! I have a new last name, two little kids and I no longer use clippers when scanning calf lungs. I am still scanning calf lungs with my Ibex PRO/r and teaching veterinarians and veterinary students the technique. Out on farm and in research, we are now all using one scoring system developed by Dr. Terri Ollivett from University of Wisconsin.

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Fetal Gender Week—The Answers!

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 @ 01:31 PM

Image #1...FEMALE

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Bovine Palpation vs. Ultrasound

By E.I. Medical Imaging on Wed, Mar 04, 2020 @ 09:15 AM

Bovine ultrasound [Kevin McSweeney, DVM]]

Discovery of rectal palpation to distinguish features and structures of the female reproductive tract dates back to the 1800’s.

Since then, there has been widespread adoption of this technique as a reproductive tool in the veterinary field to determine various aspects of the cow’s reproductive status. Such aspects pertaining to palpation include uterine manipulation for determining pregnancy status, palpation of ovaries for presence of ovarian structures (i.e. corpus luteum and follicles), and diagnosis of reproductive abnormalities such as abscesses, adhesions, ovarian cysts, etc…

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Three Reasons To Use Ultrasound Over Blood Testing

By E.I. Medical Imaging on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 09:09 AM

Are you still sitting on the fence, trying to decide whether to invest in an IBEX® portable ultrasound? Fertility Management is about timing and decision making. Proper management techniques can ultimately save a farm or dairy operation money. Can you make decisions with inaccurate information or untimely information?

Many fertility managers use blood testing for for their management of their herd. We can provide a better alternative to blood testing your animals. If you do any fertility management work on farms, you should think about the following three reasons ultrasounds are superior to blood tests.

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IBEX Portable Ultrasound: Scan a Bovine Umbilical Abscess

By Mia Varra on Fri, Nov 08, 2019 @ 08:54 AM

Attached are some bovine ultrasound scans from an umbilical abscess in a 3 month old beef heifer calf on grass submitted by Dr. Paul Chard, Brush Colorado (Follow Dr Chard on twitter @CattleVet)

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Dr. Paul Chard On Portable Veterinary Ultrasound

By E.I. Medical Imaging on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 @ 08:35 AM

Angus-Cow-Grazing-In-The-SnowThis interview was originally published in 2013 but still relevant today!

I had the pleasure of visiting with beef veterinarian Dr. Paul Chard in Brush, Colorado today about why he invested in portable ultrasound and how he feels it helps his practice be more profitable and provide better services to his beef herd customers. 

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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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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.

beef cow + calf

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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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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