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Revista colombiana de ciencia animal recia

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BUITRAGO, Jhonny; OSORIO, Juan  and  CADAVID, Ana. Frequency of abdominal pathologies diagnosed by ultrasound at the Southern Veterinary Clinic, Sabaneta, Antioquia. rev. colombiana cienc. anim. Recia [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp.167-172. ISSN 2027-4297.

Ultrasound in small animals has advanced enormously in recent years, often replacing conventional radiographic studies. Abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic aid of great importance for veterinary clinics. At present, its implementation has increased because it is a non-invasive technique, fast and timely, which together with the clinical evaluation of the patient allows us to identify pathologies in a short period. The objective of this report is to identify the frequency of abdominal pathologies diagnosed by means of ultrasound, as well as the most affected organ. For this, information was collected from the database of ultrasound reports of the southern veterinary clinic, located in Sabaneta Antioquia, between December 2016 and April 2017, in which 119 abdominal ultrasounds were performed, of which 82% was developed in canines and 18% in felines. The gastroenteric tract being the most frequently affected (23.33%), followed by the liver (16%) and the spleen (8%). The most frequently reported pathology was gastric inflammation (8%), followed by hepatitis (7.33%) and gastroenteritis (4%).

Keywords : Abdominal ultrasound; gastric inflammation; hepatic ultrasound; small species.

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