Dog versus car usually doesn’t bode well for the dog and can result in a variety of injuries from pulmonary contusions to rib fractures. Radiographic examination may be difficult, making ultrasound a valuable diagnostic tool in the context of trauma-related respiratory distress, contributing to a timelier diagnosis for the best chance at stabilizing the patient.

In this dynamic and content-rich presentation, you’ll see helpful ultrasound image and video demonstrations of normal findings, with comparative pathological cases to fine tune your ultrasound image interpretation. This webinar will empower veterinary clinicians and technicians to enhance their diagnostic accuracy, expedite treatment decisions, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

With over 30 POCUS research papers, book chapters and co-editors of the newest veterinary POCUS textbook “The Essentials of Veterinary Point of Care Ultrasound: Pleural Space and Lung”, award winning speakers and lecturers Drs. Boysen and Chalhoub will help you take thoracic ultrasound skills to the next level.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate rib ultrasound to rule out fractures
  • Utilize POCUS to distinguish between pneumothorax and pulmonary contusions
  • Describe practical techniques for performing a focused pleural space and lung ultrasound exam
  • Discuss common trauma-induced injuries affecting the respiratory system
  • Discover the pivotal role veterinary ultrasound plays in the assessment and management of thoracic trauma patients.

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