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hedgerow pony farm
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Username: Lotsofponies

Post Number: 211
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 07:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos have you ever had any experience with a PregScan? If I don't want to learn to palpate/ultra sound would it be a useful devise to determine if my mares are in foal? Thanks
 

Jos
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Post Number: 3377
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have not myself used it, not needing to (we ultrasound per rectum). My experience is limited to what others have said - which tends to vary quite significantly - and perusal of the owner's manual. One observation that can be made is that they can be bought quite cheaply second-hand as there seem to be quite a few for sale (there are some listed on this board if you do a search).

My personal opinion is that reliability is going to vary dramatically with breed/species and individual operator. Additionally, per the manufacturer's owner's manual, either by presentation or omission, the unit:
  • Cannot be used for ovarian evaluation;
  • Cannot detect twins (which is of great importance);
  • Is not going to be reliable in post-partum mares;
  • Is not going to be reliable in cases of EED.
In other words, it is limited to pregnancy detection and may not even be reliable in all instances there.

It's your call... :-)



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