Posted 1/10/2019 06:03 (#7233967 - in reply to #7233952) Subject: RE: Ultrasounding cows
cflory - 1/10/2019 05:56
Every vet I have ever talked to encourages young vets to scan, mainly to save their arm. some have said if it wasn't for ultrasound they would have had to stop pregging years before. Might not be $ feasible for 50 cows a year at $3000 + for a good set up but they will keep coming down in price and more user-friendly. I am sending my daughter to Graham school this summer, they will get to use a couple different ultrasound machines in training. I do palpate but would like to be able to sex and confirm sooner.
you are able to sex them and confirm 5-10 days earlier I guess but my arm has lasted 30 years so far. I can sleeve one any time without anything more than a glove and you have to be able to find the uterine body any way so I can’t figure all the interest.
Surely for 3000 someone there can teach you how. Imo they’re not a bit easier on your arm. I’m much slower with a probe in my hand. I guess it’s what you’re comfortable with. Good luck to your daughter.