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Feb 2020

A member of our Facebook group recently posted a link to their website, encouraging people to list their businesses on there. The post was removed (we don’t allow advertising in our canine scanning group), but not after several people had volunteered their details for the site. But how helpful are such people really being?   Inbound links and SEO It used to be the case that inbound links to your business were a quick fix to any ranking problems – and the more, the better. This soon lead to abuse, however, which......

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21
Jan 2020
Meat Grading with Catherine Stowell

Ultrasound makes a huge difference to breeding programmes for a variety of species, but the first thing that usually comes to mind is its use in pregnancy scanning. The Animal Ultrasound Association recently traveled to Switzerland to document the ways ultrasound is being used for meat grading in sheep. Featuring Catherine Stowell, Heinz Plüss and Kathrin Bühler.   About the equipment Ultrasound machine: The machine shown is the Apogee 2300 portable ultrasound machine, customised for meat grading. The model previously used was the Sonoscape S6v, also with custom-made software and hardware. This......

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15
Jan 2020
Free Webinar: Infectious Disease Control in Goats - 6 February 2020

Infectious Disease Control in Goats Webinar Time: 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12pm PST / 1pm MST Join us on Thursday, February 6th at 8pm GMT to hear from our guest speaker David Harwood BVetMed, FRCVS at our free webinar Infectious Disease Control in Goats. Learn the basic facts about infectious disease, how they can be introduced into a herd of goats (biosecurity) and how they can be recognised, treated and more importantly prevented. In the time available the speaker will cover Listeriosis, abortions and parasitic gastroenteritis (worms). David graduated from......

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12
Nov 2019
Commended Best Business for Marketing and Social Media

The Bromley Business Awards took place on Thursday 21st November at which they announced their winners and runners up.  The Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA) are thrilled to be certified as Commended: Best Business for Marketing & Social Media 2019.  If you would like to see the full list of winners please click here. The Bromley Business Awards, now in its 9th year, recognise and celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Bromley – the largest borough in London. Chosen to be Commended from literally hundreds of businesses is a huge achievement for......

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11
Oct 2019

The RCVS can only help with matters concerning licensed veterinarians or vet nurses, so if you feel you need to report poor conduct by people who are not part of the veterinary profession, what can you do? The AUA spoke to the RCVS last week, and their advice is combined with ours and summarised below.   Reporting a scanner in your area If you know that somebody is charging people for a scanning service without adequate training or equipment, or is not practicing within their remit (i.e. is offering diagnoses), you can......

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11
Oct 2019

The role of ultrasound in urolithiasis   In the following article, the anatomy which causes uroliths to become so problematic are discussed, and the role of ultrasound in its diagnosis. Uroliths are stones or crystals that form in the urinary tract, and vary in their mineral composition depending on geographical location and the animal’s diet. They are usually small and easily flushed out in the urine, but in male goats, they can be deadly. Male goats are particularly predisposed to blockages of the urinary tract due to their anatomy. They have a......

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08
Oct 2019

What to do if you are bitten by a dog during a scan: • Wash the wound thoroughly. Run under a cold tap for 10 minutes, even if the skin isn’t broken. • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tell your doctor or medical practitioner that you have been bitten by an animal. • Report the bite (important). Taking photos of the wound straight after it happens can be helpful. Your police and local authority’s dog warden should be informed of any dog bites to take steps to prevent this happening......

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26
Sep 2019
Best Business for Marketing & Social Media Finalist

The Animal Ultrasound Association (AUA) are thrilled to be announced as Best Business for Marketing & Social Media Finalist 2019. The Bromley Business Awards, now in its 9th year, recognise and celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in Bromley – the largest borough in London. Being picked as a finalist from literally hundreds of businesses is a real achievement for our community interest business. Our objective at the AUA is to promote the practice of safe ultrasound animal scanning and to provide best practice advice and training on ultrasound scanning. Launched......

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14
Aug 2019
TrustPilot logo

Buying an ultrasound machine used to be a very different process. A purchase involving hundreds (sometimes thousands) of pounds was one in which people invested months of research, many phone and email conversations, and often met with the ultrasound company face-to-face to try out the equipment, receive training and establish trust. Nowadays, people are becoming increasingly willing to buy straight off the internet, and the personal conversation has been replaced with other methods of building trust – most notably, online reviews. This makes the decision-making process quicker and easier for the buyer......

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