I’ve been thinking a bit lately about a conversation I have frequently with my colleagues. It’s one that questions the need for and the appropriateness of ultrasound use in a general companion animal practice. I repeatedly hear veterinarians bemoaning the time required to learn to perform ultrasound, the expense of implementing it, and the potential liability in interpreting it. They often tell me that they have a “wonderful traveling radiologist/internist” who comes in at a regular interval to conduct ultrasound exams on their accumulated cases.
Image #8, also scanned with an EVO and L7HD probe.What do you see?
Day 4 Image 8
Check back tomorrow morning for the last scan...answers right here tomorrow am!
Here's image #7, scanned with an EVO and L7HD probe. Male or female?
Day 4 Image 7
Check back later today for another scan...answers right here tomorrow am.
Here's image #6, scanned with an EVO and L7HD probe. Can you tell?
Day 3 Image 6
Check back tomorrow am for some more fun!
Have a look at this...#5, scanned with EVO and L7HD probe.
Day 3 Image 5
And #4 is...scanned with EVO and L7HD probe.
Day 2 Image 4
Here's #3—have a look! Scanned with EVO and L7HD probe.
Day 2 Image 3
Don't forget to check back later today for the next one and each day after for new scans. Answers to be revealed Friday afternoon, April 24th!
We will also be posting the images on Instagram @eimedical—follow us there.
As part of our commitment to keep you updated on the latest developments in the COVID-19 crisis as they pertain to EIMI, we wanted to inform you of the most recent actions impacting our business.
For the last nine years, I’ve been proud to work for E.I. Medical Imaging. I’m proud of the tiny but innovative staff that we employ. I’m proud of our dedication to our customers and our investment in developing new and cutting-edge technologies from our small facility in Colorado. I’m proud that we’ve kept the vast majority of our design and manufacturing in the U.S. when it would have been so much easier to outsource everything. I’m proud of the name that we’ve made for ourselves by responding to our customers’ needs over our 30-some years in the veterinary ultrasound industry.
But today, while we as a global community face a new challenge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to take a minute and let you know how proud we are of you. Our customer base is made up of animal health experts whose expertise serves us all during this crisis, and many of you are working tirelessly to mitigate the effects of the virus while much of the world retreats into a necessary hibernation.
Theresa L. Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Assistant Professor of Food Animal Production Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, held her annual lung ultrasound lab recently.
Dr. Ollivett is known for her research into bovine lung health and advocates the use of on-farm ultrasonography to detect bovine respiratory disease. Weaning calves with clean lungs is one of her passions.
She shared a few images from her lab with us.
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…
Now...What NOT to Do
If you missed our earlier post on Social Media Do's, read that here...
Social media has become many veterinary clients’ dominant source of information, making it almost impossible not to feel some sense of urgency to jump in. But in the rush to start posting content, you could make some critical mistakes.
Did you know...
In a recent AAEP survey, respondents say veterinary social media and social networking are becoming more important for their business.
Veterinarians who integrate social media into their marketing strategy see an uptick on new business leads and retain customer loyalty more than those who do not.
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.
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?