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Ultrasonography overview

Jreptile
Contributor(s):

Wiley Blackwell

Mark Naguib

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Restraint

  • Physical restraint is the preferred method for ultrasound examination as it allows easy positioning and the observation of gut movements, which may not be possible in a sedated or anesthetized reptile Handling/restraint.
  • In large tortoises and aggressive species, in order to protect the operator and the equipment, chemical restraint is usually required.

Equipment

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Coupling sites and preparation

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Ultrasound findings

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Gumpenberger M (2017) Diagnostic imaging of reproductive tract disorders in reptiles. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 20 (2), 327-343 PubMed.
  • Rivera S (2008) Health assessment of the reptilian reproductive tract. J Exotic Pet Med 17 (4), 259–266 VetMedResource.
  • Schumacher J & Toal R L (2001) Advanced radiography and ultrasonography in reptiles. Semin Avian Exotic Pet Med 10 (4), 162-168 ExoticPetMed.

Other sources of information

  • Girling S J (2013) Reptile Diagnostic Imaging. In: Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets. 2nd edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 336-345.
  • Mader D R, Divers S J, Hochleithner C & Holland M (2014) Ultrasonography. In: Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery. pp 107-127.
  • Pees M et al (2011) Reptiles. In: Dianostic Imaging of Exotic Pets. Ed: Krautwald-Junghanns M. Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Germany. pp 300-439.
  • Silverman S (2006) Diagnostic Imaging. In: Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Ed: Mader D R. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 471-489.
  • Wilkinson R et al (2004) Diagnostic Imaging Techniques. In: Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Wiley Blackwell, UK. pp 187-238.
Reproduced with permission from Simon J Girling: Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets © 2013, published by John Wiley & Sons.

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