Ultrasound machines have been safely used in human medicine for decades. This advanced technology also offers a safe, non-invasive method of diagnosing a variety of conditions in pets. Our modern ultrasound machine has colour flow doppler technology. The same model is currently used in many hospitals. It allows us to ‘see’ internal areas of concern such as the liver, kidneys, prostate, and most usefully, the heart. We also routinely use ultrasound for fast and accurate diagnosis of pregnancy in bitches and queens.
Stuart Burrough, gained a great deal of practical skill using ultrasound to diagnose a number of heart conditions while working as Practitioner in Residence at Florida State University in 2000/1.