Ultrasonographic measurements of prostatic dimensions in adult Iranian mix breed dogs
Ultrasonographic measurements of prostatic dimensions in adult Iranian mix breed dogs
Volume 2, Issue 5, 2018, Page 266-272
Authors : Roham Vali

Abstract :
The prostate gland is located ventral to the colon and caudal to the neck of the urinary bladder, in an abdominal or pelvic position. Diagnostic ultrasound can be used as a precise, non-invasive and reliable method for assessing prostate in dogs. In this research, 10 adult male Iranian mix breed dogs with an age average of 7.45±1.83 years and an average weight of 21.35±5.57 kg with clinical symptoms of prostatitis were selected. Sagittal and transverse ultrasound images was performed by using a 5 MHZ convex transducer. In the obtained images desired parameters such as length, width and height of the prostate gland were measured. Measurements of this study may be different from those reported in other breeds, so it can be used as reference values for diagnosis of prostate diseases in Iranian mix breed dogs.

Keywords :
Ultrasonographic measurements, prostate, Iranian mix breed dogs