1. I would like to consult a given diagnosis with a vet. What can I do?
The Animalprofi Scanner has an internal memory of 200 images. After stopping an image (the START/STOP button) you can save the image in the memory (the Main Menu “Memory”, submenu “Save”). In addition, you can describe the image with an animal number and fill in the day of possible pregnancy (date and time will be added automatically). Consequently, you can save important images and consult them, for example, with a vet. Additionally, the scanner is equipped with a possibility to transmit images into a PC. This function allows to save an infinite number of images in your PC and to e-mail or print them, if necessary.
2. Can I use the scanner in small and large animals?
Yes, you can. The Animalprofi Scanner is intended to examine all animals. The user can choose a probe they want the scanner to be equipped with. The abdominal probe is indicated for small animals (pigs, sheep, goats, dogs and cats). The rectal probe is indicated for large animals (cows and mares). The scanner automatically recognizes the type of a probe.
3. Is it possible to measure backfat thickness in pigs?
Yes, it is possible with an abdominal probe. No other probes or additional devices are necessary. When you place the probe on the back of a pig (C7 spot) and locate a correct image of backfat and muscles, freeze the image pressing the STOP/START button. Then open the main menu, select the option “Measure” and then “Length” in the submenu. When a red cursor appears, place it in the upper border of the backfat visible in the image and then press the OK button. Then a green cursor appears which should be moved with arrows to the lower border of the backfat. On the right side of the screen a box will appear with the information about the distance between these two cursors (in millimetres) which indicates the backfat thickness.
4. What is the difference between the sector probe and the linear probe?
Both probes are used internally. The linear probe is mostly used for horses as it gives you a clearer image, and a more detailed image. It can also be used on cattle. The sector probe is easier to use as it gives you a wider image of 180° and the linear probe gives you a linear image on the scanner.