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 Mia Varra 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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Pregnancy Diagnosis in Small Ruminants

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 08:35 AM

Last month I had the pleasure of teaching at the Colorado VMA’s small ruminant meeting, and it got me thinking about some of the common misconceptions and mistakes made when using ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy in sheep and goats. I thought I might take this opportunity to highlight my top five tips.

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