Use of ultrasonographic examination in sheep veterinary practice

Crilly, J.P., Politis, A.P. and Hamer, K. (2017) Use of ultrasonographic examination in sheep veterinary practice. Small Ruminant Research, 152, pp. 166-173. (doi:10.1016/J.SMALLRUMRES.2016.12.021)

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Abstract

This review describes the current, emerging and potential applications of ultrasonography in the field of first-opinion sheep veterinary practice. The most widespread application is pregnancy diagnosis, where both transrectal and transabdominal ultrasonography offer a highly sensitive tool for, among others, detection of pregnancy, identification of foetal number and diagnosis of uterine abnormalities, e.g., metritis. The diagnostic applications of ultrasonography for imaging the lungs, heart, male genitourinary system and superficial swellings are also described. Through review of recent research in sheep and by analogy from applications in other animal species, the potential role of ultrasonography in screening programmes for cystic echinococcosis or ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, diagnosis of ocular and laryngeal disease and localisation of Coenurus cysts is explored.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamer, Miss Kim
Authors: Crilly, J.P., Politis, A.P., and Hamer, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Small Ruminant Research
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0921-4488
ISSN (Online):0921-4488
Published Online:19 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Small Ruminant Research 152: 166-173
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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