At 6 – 8 weeks of age when the hip (or elbow) is predominately cartilage an image is acquired by Ultrasound, a non-invasive imaging technique that and does not require any hair removal. The scan is performed in real time, there is no ionising radiation and therefore there is no risk to ovaries or testes. The breeder can see the images immediately.
Ultrasound imaging allows internal body structures to be seen by recording echoes or reflection of ultrasonic waves. No anaesthetic or sedation is needed. The image is taken while the puppy is in a natural load bearing position or cradled in the breeder’s or a team member’s arms. Both hips or elbows can be imaged in less than 15 minutes.
The Ultrasound conductive water based gel is applied to the puppy’s coat and leaves no residue when wiped away. The gel is non-toxic so has no impact on the coat.
If you would like your litter scanned please contact us as soon as the puppies are born:
Tel: UK 0044 (0) 16974 72312 Mob: Tel: UK 0044 (0) 7500 311900