Animal Images can provide breeders a limited scan to check for specific criteria such as:pregnancy and PKD.
Pregnancy ultrasounds can look for heartbeats, assess/estimate* litter size and confirm pregnancy.The ideal time to schedule a pregnancy exam is between 26 & 28 days after the last breeding. A gestational sac is visible usually after 18 days and heartbeat seen at around 21 days.
Because these are limited scans, the ovaries or other organs are not examined.If you feel the need for this, contact your vet to have an abdominal ultrasound scheduled.
*Estimating litter size can be difficult with ultrasound, especially with large litters.
Feline Polycystic Kidney Disease can occur in all breeds but most common in Persians. The youngest age to screen for PKD is 10 months.Although a negative scan is not a 100% guarantee, it is believed that it has a 98% chance of remaining PKD free if scanned after 10 mths of age.
As with the pregnancy scans, PKD scans are limited only to the kidneys.Abdomen charges will apply if whole abdomen is desired.
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