Validation of a portable ultrasound machine for estimating sole thickness in dairy cattle in New Zealand.

@article{Laven2012ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a portable ultrasound machine for estimating sole thickness in dairy cattle in New Zealand.},
  author={L J Laven and J K Margerison and Richard A Laven},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={123-8}
}
AIM The aim of the study was to validate the use of a portable ultrasound machine for monitoring sole thickness by investigating the agreement between ultrasound and electronic calliper measurement of distance from the external to the internal sole surface (sole thickness) and the distance from the external sole surface to the distal phalanx (DP). METHODS Distal limbs were collected post-mortem from 24 dairy cows. Measurements were made using a portable ultrasound machine (Mindray DP 6600) on… CONTINUE READING