Bovine thoracic ultrasound: a preliminary trial in current rural practice.
Objectives: To determine whether thoracic ultrasound can be integrated into the range of complementary examinations proposed in current practice. Develop a procedure without additional investment. Material and Method: Two dairy farms, each with five weaners close to weaning ultrasound in the thoracic zone with three ultrasounds equipped with linear probes with a maximum frequency of 10 MHz or a microconvex of frequency 5 to 8 MHz, by two operators including a neophyte in thoracic ultrasound. Production time of a few minutes per calf. Results: Qualitative identification of the most common lesions. Discussion: Technique easy to implement, even for a neophyte, even with a device purchased for reproduction, even on lots.