Story: Deer and deer farming

Ultrasound scanning

Ultrasound scanning

In ultrasound scanning, a probe is held against the side of a pregnant hind and the reflection of the sound waves gives a picture of the foetus within the uterus. This can be used to assess the number and stage of growth of fawns. Here Professor Peter Wilson of Massey University’s veterinary and animal biology department introduces students to the technique. The inset shows the image they are watching.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008