ECM of France has launched Agroscan – a complete range of ultrasound scanners for veterinary use, suitable for performing ultrasounds on sows, cows, mares, ewes and goats. The Agroscan L is completely innovative as it is the only portable device to use both sector and linear probes.
ECM will be present at several upcoming trade fairs, including the VIV trade fair in Moscow, Russia, from 1 to 3 June 2005.
Agroscan scanners can be used to detect pregnancy and to diagnose reproduction in large animals. The Agroscan concept allows the user to detect non-pregnant animals very soon after insemination and therefore helps to reduce the number of non-productive days, while at the same time improving technical results. In pig farming, for instance, the use of the ultrasound scanning method leads to an average gain of between 1 and 1.5 piglets per sow.
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