Pregchecking season is underway in many parts of the country. Do you want to learn to ultrasound your cattle, or sharpen the skills you already have? ReproScan collaborates with several trainers to provide various training courses.
Participants of Dr. Craig DeMuth’s most recent course, July 20-21, 2017 in Stratton, Colorado, had the opportunity learn and discuss different ovarian abnormalities, the diagnosis of twins, the diagnosis of fetal death and more in the lecture. The following morning at a local ranch, each participant had the chance to develop their arm in cow ultrasound technique and their convex probe extension arm technique. With numerous cows at different stages, the wet lab provided ample opportunity for each person to practice determining fetal age and fetal sex.
If you are considering purchasing an ultrasound, but you are not sure it will work for you, Dr. DeMuth’s training courses are an excellent opportunity to try out different equipment brands, probe types, and viewing device options. These courses also are approved for nine CE hours.
If you are more interested in the basics of ultrasounding, then another one of ReproScan’ s partners is the Graham School for Cattlemen in Garnett, KS. The Graham School is a week-long school covering numerous aspects of animal husbandry: AI, calf delivery, herd management, and pregnancy diagnosis. Recently, an additional day at the end of the course has been added to accommodate the increased number of people interested in ultrasound technology. The Graham School has been serving the livestock industry for over one hundred years and is an excellent course for people seeking to broaden their skills.
Lastly, ReproScan will be hosting a series of producer training sessions. The first will be September 7-8, 2017 in Akron, CO. These courses will be limited to five participants to allow for maximum practice time chute side. With both classroom time and chute-side time, these courses are a great chance to learn ultrasound technique.