A portable ultrasound is a handheld device used for imaging soft tissue and blood flow in real time. These devices can be battery operated or powered by ac electrical current.
Most are lightweight and easily transported. Portable ultrasound devices have proven to be critical in diagnosing people in remote locations, during natural disasters, and on battlefields. Scanning devices and techniques are vital to today’s medical practitioners.
Portable ultrasound devices are commonly used by doctors today to diagnose patients quickly. But did you know they are also used by veterinarians to diagnose medical conditions of animals?
Because of the money spent on racing, breeding, and sport horses, portable ultrasound devices are used to diagnose a multitude of animal conditions safely and accurately without having to transport the animal to a veterinarian clinic.
Mobile ultrasound units are used for a wide variety of purposes, but we are focusing on methods used primarily to confirm gestation. Gestation is the period of time a fetus spends in the womb.
The mobile device confirms the conception of a fetus and is used throughout the mare’s pregnancy to monitor the fetus’ growth. This is important because all fetuses do not grow the same.
Gestation periods vary in mares based on environmental factors, the season of breeding, sex of the fetus, and level of nutrition. An ultrasound can also reveal problems with the pregnancy early so the issues can be addressed.
Because these units can be hand-carried and operate by battery they allow a user more flexibility and range. All this convenience and technology isn’t cheap, Mobile ultrasound devices are expensive and the price range is wide.
Before you purchase a device, check the dealer reviews and warranties. Used mobile ultrasound devices are sold at deep discounts. To get the best deals on used devices contact manufacturers directly and ask about refurbished models, you’ll save a lot of money buying used equipment. (Click here for pricing on used models.)
Wireless Ultrasound Scanner, Pocket WiFi Veterinary Pregnancy Ecograph with 3.5 Mhz/80 Element Convex Probe Compatible with iPad/iPhone/Android/Tablet/Smartphone for Pet & Large to Small Animals.
This ultrasound scanner is portable and convenient to use. The Convex
Wireless Ultrasound is useful when used by a qualified veterinarian to confirm an animal’s gestation age or diagnose health issues in the stomach.
It requires an app and WiFi, it is compatible with iPhone,iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, and Sony. This scanner can be used with large or small animals is handheld and wireless making it very convenient.
The seller can answer specific questions, concerning what is included in the package price. Pricing varies. (click here to check the price on Amazon)
Wireless Wifi Convex Array Probe Type Ultrasound Scanner 3.5Mhz/128E. Connect to PC Tablets, Smartphones. iOS and Android compatible
The SIFULTRAS-5.2 is a Wireless Wifi Probe Type Ultrasound Scanner that easily connects to a PC Tablet or SmartPhone after installation of the ultrasound software.
This unit is small & light, it has a built-in and replaceable battery. It is a Sifsof product. It wirelessly connects to a PC tablet, or SmartPhone once the software has been installed. (click here to check to price on Amazon).
Portable Ultrasound Scanner Veterinary Pregnancy V16 with 7.5 MHz Rectal Probe for Cattle, Horse, Camel, Equine, Goat, Cow, and Sheep.
This mobile scanner has almost all positive reviews from Amazon customers. Click here to read their review of this product. There were a couple of complaints about the strap but otherwise seems to be a good overall piece of equipment available at a good price.
It can be used on a variety of animals, including goats, cows, and sheep, as well as horses. It has enough memory to store up to 128 mages, is rechargeable, and has a color display. (click here for current prices from Amazon)