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X-ray and ultrasound

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X-ray and ultrasound

Veterinary medicine has made many advances in the last 10-20 years, and the vast majority of local veterinary practices will now be able to perform x-rays, and many will also be able to offer ultrasound examinations. These can be extremely useful in aiding a diagnosis for many potential disease processes.

An x-ray of a guinea pig with gastric dilatation
©Sarah Pellett

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