This involves an X-ray generator, but instead of exposing a film that needs to be exposed and developed in chemicals, the picture is recorded digitally. We can then access these images using a laptop via a specialised plate.
This allows rapid viewing, ensuring we have captured the area we want helping diagnosis in complicated cases.
We have expanded the lab at Kings Cross Road so that we can do all routine blood examinations in-house - all biochemistry as well as blood-cell counts. Great for fast diagnosis and early treatment of your animal.
It is also good for monitoring progress after treatment in certain situations.
Parkside Farms and Smallholders is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the Practice Standards Scheme. This ensures a high standard of care for staff, for clients and for your animals! Independently assessed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, we have recently been accredited once again. Great reassurance for you and your animals.
At Parkside we have 2 high definition, portable ultrasound machines which we can take to farms.
For internal work such as pregnancy diagnosis, older mains powered machines have been overtaken by our cordless self-contained units, with high-resolution screens worn as "spectacles". These are great for all aspects of fertility investigation.
You can see Alistair "wearing" the scanner below