Insights & News

Goat ultrasound road trip

Last weekend, I traveled around England scanning goats. Despite having a large number of goat breeders in our farm animal scanning Facebook group, I’d never had much hands-on experience myself, as

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What is Dynamic Range?

‘Dynamic range’ is a control on professional ultrasound machines and refers to the range in amplitude (strength) between the strongest and weakest echoes detected by the transducer. The dynamic range of an

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The Ruminant Uterus On Ultrasound

The uterus is comprised of three main layers – the perimetrium, myometrium and endometrium. The perimetrium is a thin membrane which secretes lubricating fluids. The myometrium consists of smooth muscle

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Update on our work

The Animal Ultrasound Association was established to improve the standard of ultrasound imaging for animals in the United Kingdom and, eventually, beyond. This was largely in response to the experiences

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Why ultrasound transducers matter

Sonographer Yvette Lovis and I scanned recently some cows at the Museum of Kent Life, having scanned their sheep in 2015. Afterwards, they asked us if we’d check their pigs

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Uterine wells in canines

This article follows on from a (ultimately rather heated!) discussion in our Facebook group. Both our beginners’ and AUA-members-only groups are forums where scanners-in-training and established scanning professionals, respectively, can

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What is a focused protocol?

Ultrasound – and particularly portable ultrasound – is transforming the world. It’s arguably the most rapidly evolving imaging technology we have. The observation that it is becoming more and more affordable and

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Canine Pancreas

The pancreas is rarely seen during a pregnancy scan, but can occasionally be seen incidentally. Its purpose is to product insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar levels, and enzymes to

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SEO tips for AUA members

A huge proportion of individuals looking for a canine or feline pregnancy scanning service for the first time will use the internet to find a local scanner. Being listed on

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What happens after I sign up?

Once you sign up to the Animal Ultrasound Association, you will receive your membership card within two weeks. This will display your unique membership number, which allows people to verify you

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How to get the most out of social media

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

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Prediction of Gestational Age in Goats

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

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Ultrasound as a treatment

Ultrasound is one of the most rapidly evolving technologies in the world of human and veterinary medicine. What began as a diagnostic imaging modality only, began to be adapted for therapeutic

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