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Axel Wehrend

Axel Wehrend is at the Clinic for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Andrology of Large and Small Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany.



In the picture - developments with ultrasonic scanning in pigs

The take-up of ultrasonography has been limited, despite the value if offers.
Where scanning is concerned, not much has changed on farm since the doppler and A scan ultrasound machines began to be used for routine pregnancy diagnosis during the 1970’s in Europe. However, unlike these early devices, the modern versions now provide a good ultrasound image based on a procedure termed ultrasonography, which provides useful and potentially valuable information.
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