Doggy demo

Doggy demo

For the first time at BSAVA Congress a dog was brought into the exhibition hall for a demonstration, giving delegates a unique, hands-on experience with a live animal. Stephen Constable gave a practical overview of ultrasound followed by an in-depth demonstration of kidney imaging, intestinal imaging and cardiac measurements on the very obliging greyhound, Judy.

Stephen said: “I talked about standard procedures for everyday use of ultrasound in veterinary practices. It was great having Judy to demonstrate on, talking from pictures just isn’t the same.”

Watching the demonstration was Marina Domingues, a vet from Merseyside. She said: “It was really useful to hear a general overview of ultrasound rather than being told very specific information, it was easier to understand. And it was great to see it being performed on a real dog.”

Louise Hales a vet from Powis and Partners in Stourbridge concluded: “I got some good tips from Stephen and because it is such a visual discipline it was really useful to have a physical demo rather than a lecture.”

Congress Chairman, Graeme Eckford, says “This is a great opportunity for delegates to gain a unique insight into the potential of imaging equipment, and in prioritising the welfare of the animals involved and ensuring a safe and comfortable environment with plenty of opportunity for rest and play – everyone clearly really appreciated this new practical approach.”