2021 Bovine ultrasound

VetScholar & Te Awamutu, Bulls & Christchurch
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle

Gaining a high level of accuracy in pregnancy detection and foetal ageing is both expected and required for optimal herd management and will add value to both the farm and the veterinary business. This workshop is a must for all veterinarians who want to aid reproductive management in dairy herds through the application of accurate and early pregnancy test data.

The data you provide from this service will drive the reproductive management plan. Your increased knowledge and competency coupled with the most appropriate equipment will go a long way in minimising complaints as well as the risks to your patients, yourself, and your practice. Confident from the outset, you’ll strengthen your clients trust and your relationship.


This course includes online materials to be read prior to attending the half-day practical classroom-based workshop. The small group practical workshop will be classroom-based using models which allow an alternate and safe way to practice manipulating the ultrasound probe and visualise and identify foetal structures essential for aging of bovine pregnancies.


Online: Materials available from 18 October (register before 6 December)

Workshops: Te Awamutu - 13 December | Bulls - 14 December | Christchurch - 16 December

*Please note that full vaccination (two doses) against Covid-19 is required to attend the workshop.*

**TWO SPACES LEFT IN CHRISTCHURCH. Please contact NZVA if you wish to be put on the wait list for Bulls or Te Awamutu.**


  • Equipment - how it works and how to look after it
  • Foetus location
  • Ageing pregnancies
  • Limitations of ultrasound scanning
  • How to use and interpret data using programmes such as InCalf Fertility Focus Report, MINDA and Infovet

Intended learning outcomes and objectives


  • Confidently locate foetus' and age pregnancies
  • Understand the limitations of ultrasound scanning and how to do it safely
  • Improve interpretation of data collected


  • Improve client relations by providing confidence in your services
  • Increase productivity for both your farmer clients and the veterinary clinic
  • Improve herd welfare during procedure and via accurate data collection


Steve Cranefield BSc BVSc

CPD recording

This course will provide up to 8 hours of CPD activity.


Online: Member - $250 | Non-member - $500 (NZD and include 15% GST).

Full course: Member - $650 | Non-member - $1300 (NZD and include 15% GST).


Shannon Leader | 04 495 1145 | shannon.leader@vets.org.nz


This course is sponsored by the NZVA's Diamond sponsors and BCF Ultrasound

Sessions for this event

Bovine ultrasound - Christchurch
Oct 18, 2021

Bovine ultrasound - Bulls
Oct 18, 2021

Bovine ultrasound - Te Awamutu
Oct 18, 2021

Bovine ultrasound - Online materials only
Oct 18, 2021