Ultrasound can be helpful in detecting illness that we cannot see or feel through a physical examination. It can give our vets a lot of information without the need for a general anaesthetic or surgery.
Depending on the result of the ultrasound it may then be necessary for a general anaesthetic or surgery; however, it can give your vet a window into possible underlying causes of illnesses before going to the next step.
It can also be used to identify pregnancies in dogs and cats at or after 28 days gestation.
Ultrasonography is also fundamental in many production animal & equine management practices, including: