Posts made in December 20th, 2016

Portable Ultrasound Machines And Livestock Reproduction

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you own a farm that raises livestock, you know that having good reproduction rates is important to its success. Animals do not see a veterinarian as often as humans see their doctor during the course of their gestation. This means that it is harder to determine just what is going on. To improve the chances of keeping your livestock replenished, consider investing in a handheld ultrasound scanner. You might not be able to read it as accurately or precisely as a doctor, but it can give you a lot of insight into the pregnancy. Verifying Breeding Generally, you put your males and females together and watch for them to mate. Since the female will only allow the male to attempt mating when she is in heat, and the most fertile, you assume conception took place and wait until you can verify this by palpating the fetus. Unfortunately, this can waste time. Some animals, like goats and sheep, are not able to conceive all year long. If you miss their fertility time or if the breeding does not take, you have to wait until the next breeding season before you will get any results. A portable ultrasound machine can detect a fetus much earlier than palpation and is more accurate....

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