Ultrasound examination is done on many animals here every day. We use our small animal scanner to look at organs in the abdomen such as liver, kidneys, bladder, spleen looking for disease. We can also use it to identify pregnancies from 4 weeks post mating. We also use it to scan hearts assessing heart disease.
We use ultrasound in our large animal patients. Most commonly it is used to identify pregnancy and assessing fertility. These photographs show a cow and a horse being examined for pregnancy.
We can also use the scanner to examine tendon injuries in horses.