Fetal aging via ultrasound exam is another big benefit of imaging over traditional palpation in bovine reproduction, as being able to visually assess the pregnancy improves accuracy significantly. Aging is employed in many situations; it can be done to delineate AI from bull-bred pregnancies, to separate animals into calving groups and monitor for dystocias, and to maximize nutritional efficiency throughout the stages of pregnancy, to name a few. While aging via ultrasound is traditionally done prior to 120 days of gestation, we are able to obtain measurements later than ever with the advent of deeper-penetrating, wider field-of-view transducers.
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…
While this is the best time of the year to get great deals on veterinary ultrasound, some of you may still be on the fence...do I need it? What uses would it have in my practice? I'm not certified—how can I use it? Will it help my bottom line?
I 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.
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!
Registration 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!
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.
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.