Virtual scan ultrasound system for sows is lightweight and cordless.

ECM has developed a new ultrasound device to meet the specific needs of pork producers and swine veterinarians. The Virtual Scan (V-Scan) provides an alternative to the various screen-less Doppler mode A devices, as well as other ultrasound competitors. The V-Scan is lightweight (1 lb.) and comes equipped with an internal five-hour battery and 5-MHz sector probe. The pregnancy detection device is easy to operate and boasts 100% accuracy. Compact and cordless, the V-Scan can be used in any tight, narrow, hard-to-reach stall. The detector is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand, and the screen is well positioned to be visible for quick reading. Pregnancy checking can be performed as early as 21 days following insemination, permitting re-insemination of an open sow without wasting an additional heat cycle. The V-Scan cleans easily with a damp towel. ECM and COTRAN Corp. (U.S. sales) will exhibit the V-Scan at the World Pork Expo on June 8-10, 2009 in Des Moines, IA. For more information, e-mail or go to