Dog


11
May 2019

When and where should I get my dog scanned for pregnancy? Getting your dog scanned for pregnancy with ultrasound is very reliable and accurate, provided it is performed: At the right time By a trained, experienced professional With the right equipment Each of these points is discussed in turn below.   The right time: When should I get my dog scanned? The earliest you should book an appointment with a mobile pregnancy scanner is when your dog would be at 30 days gestation. If you have been performing progesterone testing, you may......

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30
Apr 2019

Below is a tour from Yvette Lovis around the foetal anatomy. Taken at the canine pregnancy scanning course run in Edinburgh last month, identifying: – Foetal heart – Foetal stomach – Foetal liver – Foetal bladder – Chord insertion – Spine – Head and neck   Yvette also delivers a walk-through on measuring BPD, available to AUA members. Simply sign into your account and view her video here.   With thanks to Kilnhurst Collies...

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28
Dec 2018

As the New Year dawns, it’s common for people to get in touch about 2019 training courses for animal ultrasound scanning. Given that January is typically a time for making new commitments and investing in one’s self, this is hardly surprising. Ultrasound scanning to detect pregnancy in dogs is becoming increasingly mainstream, and whilst many people do appreciate the time and study that goes into it, one unfortunate byproduct of its increasing popularisation is the impression that it’s something that can be mastered after a single day’s training and a relatively low......

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01
Jul 2017
Cow's uterus

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 safely and privately discuss any topics which arise in their work. No members of the public or potential clients are able to access the group, keeping this as a safe space for discussion between animal scanners, veterinarians, vet nurses and sonographers. ‘Wells’ in bulldogs: This discussion is reproduced with permission and was prompted by a scan performed by one of our members.......

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07
Feb 2017

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 aid digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The pancreas is located inferior to the stomach and attached to the wall of the duodenum. The left limb of the pancreas extends from the left kidney to the liver. The body of the pancreas continues from the liver, turning the corner and becoming the right limb of the pancreas. The left limb of the......

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30
Nov 2016

What does a pregnancy scan entail? Most scanners are able to scan in a variety of positions, so that your animal can stand or be held during her scan, depending on how she is most comfortable. Some scanners may ask if they can shave a very small patch of hair along the midlife of a particularly hairy dog, in order to obtain clearer pictures for you. Learn more about this below. Ultrasound gel will be applied to your dog’s belly. You can understand why, below. A scan can take anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes, and your chosen scanner can......

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18
Nov 2016

The following video tutorial shows how to: Log into your account Set up or edit your profile – this is very important, as it’s how future clients will find you Upload your scan images to your profile, which will automatically create a permanent and unique URL for them on the web. Remember to always write a few words about your scan – it will further help to build your profile on the web How to add your videos to the page How to edit your posts if you wish to change anything......

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10
Nov 2016

Prostate scanning for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment can only be performed by a veterinarian. However, a number of experienced scanners do check their own animals (never take the legal risk of scanning anyone else’s). Where to find it Just like pregnancy scanning, the best method is to use the bladder as your landmark. The prostate can be found at the neck of the bladder, and it is often easier to find with the dog (or cat – however, feline prostate disease is rare, and very few owners would attempt a prostate......

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04
Nov 2016

Below is the AUA’s proposal to the Regulator, submitted April 2016, to become a Community Interest Company (approval granted May, 2016).   SECTION A: The company’s activities will provide benefit to people and animals across the United Kingdom, by providing a freely accessible resource through which individuals can find and verify trained and insured ultrasound scanning professionals, using appropriate, CE-marked ultrasound equipment. The last few years have seen a proliferation of untrained people, with inappropriate and unsafe equipment (cheaply available on online marketplaces such as eBay), offering a scanning service to the......

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24
Sep 2016

Yvette Lovis is a human obstetric sonographer, undertaking both NHS and private work. She also teaches canine pregnancy scanning to dog breeders and veterinarians. The following article is a guide to the foetal (hereafter spelt “fetal”) heart in the canine and human foetus (hereafter spelt “fetus”). A basic understanding of the carviovascular system of the developing fetus is important, and certainly, achieving a basic four-chamber view of the beating fetal heart is a must when confirming viability of a pregnancy. The circulatory system before birth Within the uterus, the canine and human fetal heart......

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