Monthly Archives: January 2017


13
Jan 2017

The AUA has its own dedicated Facebook group, for advanced pregnancy scanners. People who are learning animal ultrasound scanning for the first time will often join the VIS Facebook group, designed for individuals with safe and appropriate ultrasound equipment to share pictures, videos and experiences with each other. As a closed group, this area represents a ‘safe area’ for learning about dog pregnancy scanning, free from clients. After many years of scanning, however, some members understandably become jaded by the same questions coming up time and time again. If you are new to......

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13
Jan 2017

The Animal Ultrasound Association is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC), and as such, our members often participate in voluntary work in their local communities. In addition, Wildlife Aid in Surrey is the designated charity of the AUA. Below is a video of when we worked with Vet Image Solutions to deliver a new veterinary ultrasound machine (VIS Scan Pad) to the centre. This machine will be used by the centre’s veterinarians as an important diagnostic tool for wild animals, such as foxes, hedgehogs and deer....

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02
Jan 2017

Modern research on the accuracy of gestational age calculations for goats is scarce, but one paper from 2011 compares three different methods in Saanen goats. In this research by Abdelghafar et al. (2011), crown-rump length was measured at the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th weeks of gestation. Measurement markers were placed at the upper part of the skull, to the end of the sacrum (end of the spine), when the fetus was fully extended. In the event that the fetus was curved, measurements were taken in two phases; head to heart,......

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