The Ultrasound Pregnancy Examination elective involves students, the GPVEC faculty, and USMARC personnel during pregnancy examination of USMARC yearling heifers. Activities involve transrectal ultrasonographic examinations for pregnancy, collecting data, and data entry into the CowCalf computer software program to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd. This elective is designed for students who have some ultrasound experience and are interested in honing their skills. This elective occurs during yearly fall herd work at the USMARC, therefore, speed and accuracy will be stressed, rather than basic technique. Didactic instruction may include several topics in cow herd health, nutrition, management and reproductive decision making.
Students will need to bring:
- Two pairs of coveralls
- Overshoes or Rubber Boots
- Sleeve protectors or rubber suits are recommended but not required.
The Ultrasound Pregnancy Examination Elective will begin Monday at 8:00 a.m. unless students are notified otherwise.
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