In veterinary medicine, ultrasound is becoming more common in general practice to look at internal organs, especially abdominal structures. We use the ultrasound to assess organ texture, size, and position, and assessing the hearts function. While specialists are sometimes needed to perform advanced ultrasound procedures, we can use it to help with diagnosis of your dog or cat’s problem much more quickly. By using the ultrasound to guide a fine needle biopsy of the abdominal organs without the need for a general anesthetic or surgery. Especially in older or sick patients, the advantage of not needing an anesthetic or surgery can be a big benefit in a diagnostic tool. Ultrasound is also used for pregnancy detection in our pets and is very moderately priced. A pregnancy can be confirmed as early as 21 days after conception.

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