As we head into Spring and warmer weather (hopefully), you may also be looking to warm up your preg checking skills. Before we know it, preg checking season will be here, so now is the perfect time to refresh and train your eye. We are so excited that our training course schedule is starting to ramp back up. Our two-day courses include a classroom lecture on the first day and a wet lab on the second day which will allow you to learn and implement new skills.
Preparation When ultrasounding small ruminants transabdominally, we recommend using the C-60 T Handle Probe, which can be plugged into our Flexx machine. Lack of contact is the number one problem that we see in small ruminant applications- remember, ultrasounds cannot read through air, hair, mud, or lanolin. It’s important to use plenty of alcohol or lube (either applied to the skin or directly onto the probe head) to get the best image possible.
If you have an XTC, this one’s for you! There are 4 pre-set exams on your XTC ultrasound machine that can be extremely helpful for different ultrasounding situations. The exams are a great way to try out different settings that may work better for you. Take a look at the video below where Elle explains the current pre-set settings and how each exam is different and what each one can be used for.
Throughout the years, we have acquired several different tips and tricks to make your life easier when it comes to all things ultrasound. But our latest tip may be one of our favorites! If you are anything like us, you may find yourself with far too many charging cords for all different types of devices. Whether it’s a bull tester, an ultrasound, or even your cell phone, the cords are everywhere… This could cause some serious issues for your ultrasound machine.
While not directly related to ultrasounds, several customers have found this grant useful. This article highlights the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP). According to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, “The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is designed to support education and extension activities and practice enhancement initiatives that will enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students to gain specialized skills and provide practices with additional resources (e.
The days are getting shorter and, as much as I wish I could, winter is no longer deniable. For many, this means extra layers, challenging farm calls, and longer chores. We understand; and we are here to support you. This time of year, it may just be a friendly reminder to carry an extra “hot hand” to put near your ultrasound and in the back of your monitor bag when its freezing, or to answer my favorite question, “So Elle, I have to ultrasound a (insert your favorite farm animal/exotic here) and I’m not exactly sure how to do that.
Wrapping Up the Year With Flexx Fest! Flexx Fest is one of our favorite ways to wrap up the year! It is an opportunity to support our rural-mixed practices by giving 2 FREE probes, allowing you more flexibility when ultrasounding. Take advantage of this sale by the end of December and receive 2 FREE probes with the purchase of a new Flexx package. CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
Christmas is the season of giving and we have a wonderful gift that will be useful all year round. When it comes to preg checking, there are several steps to help prepare for the busy days ahead. We wanted to create a helpful document that can be printed and handed to clients in order for correct preg checking preparation. Hang it up on your fridge, keep it in the barn, or even take a screenshot on your phone to ensure that the document is always handy.
Whether you have freezing temperatures, or you’re just done for the preg checking season, we wanted to share some helpful steps for storing your machine. As with any other piece of equipment, extreme cold can be hard on your ultrasound. We want you to be ready to go without issues when you need your ultrasound machine next season! Check out the video below and see what Elle recommends when it comes to storing your machine away for winter.
Our training courses are held at some of the most beautiful locations. But this location has to be one of the best. We are excited to announce that one of our training courses on the 2023 calendar will take place in Maui, Hawaii! Yes, you read that correctly! Not only will this training course provide excellent hands-on CE credit opportunity, but it will be another place to check off your bucket list!