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.
With recently confirmed pregnancies in your broodmare herd, we thought we’d bring you some ultrasound images of equine pregnancies at various stages of gestation...
26-day [L6E transducer]
written by: Susan Hoffman
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.