Dogs, Ultrasound and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
The role of ultrasound within the veterinary species has been discussed in detail in articles published previously on the Vet Image Solutions website. This week, the role of ultrasound in a condition that can affect the canine population called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is considered.
BPH can be recognised by an enlargement in the size of the prostate, and veterinary ultrasound can be very useful in helping in the identification and eventual diagnosis of this condition. This is due to the ability of veterinary ultrasound to visualise symptoms common to dogs suffering from BPH, thus allowing a suitable treatment to be administered.
A more in-depth look at canine BPH and ultrasound can be found on our website, along with other conditions and diseases that affect the veterinary species and how ultrasound can help.
This article was written by Dr Melissa Fletcher, Veterinary Image Solutions.