My new ultrasound has arrived!!! Wonderful! Finally I can do more diagnostics at your home!
This device is wireless connected to a smartphone och a tablet where the image then is shown.
WHEN TO USE THE DEVICE?
If you suspect the bitch is pregnant it can be confirmed with the ulrasound. The best time is just after day 28 because the heart should be beating if everything is fine. The time is calculated from when the dark bleeding has turned lighter.
A very common cause of infection for a intact bitch. The normal scenario is about 2 months from term and the bitch has started to drink more and is more tired than normally. However it can also be without symptoms, so it is always important to consider this option. If the infection is seen with the ultrasound it is there, however if not seen it can not be 100% excluded, but in this case the uterine infection is not likely to be life threatening at this moment.
With the help of a ultrasound there can be done a cystocenteses (collecting urine directly from the bladder). This needs to be done if previous urine cultures are not giving consistent results och if there is a blockage och the urethra e.g. due to urine crystals or stones. It is important that the patient hasn’t urinated for a while so that the bladder has urine to collect.
The ultrasound can also detect some urinary stones in the bladder.
Med hjälp av ultraljudet kan man göra en kystosents (det vill säga då man med hjälp av ultraljudet tar genom bukhålan med hjälp av nål och spruta ett urinprov direkt ut urinblåsan). Detta kan vara ett alternativ t.ex. om odlingen har blandad växtlighet av bakterier eller om djuret inte har urinerat p.g.a urinstenar/-kristaller. I undersökningen är det viktigt att patienten inte har urinerat på ett tag så att det finns urin i blåsan.
Med hjälp at ultraljudet kan man också diagnostisera en del urinstenar.
The testicles can be looked at with the help of at ultrasound e.g. if they are different size or shpae or if there has been sperm spotted in a urine sample. The ultrasound can help to tell us if it is cysts or tumors in the testicle and therefore help with the treatment.
As you can see there is a big help of the ultrasound when doing the diagnostics, and this is only a small portion. If we suspect something bigger or even more complicated we will refer your pet to a pet-hospital for further diagnostics.