Radiography is a diagnostic tool that can be utilized for a variety of scenarios. At Potlatch Veterinary Clinic, we have several x-ray systems. For small animals that are brought to the clinic, we have a state-of-the-art in-house digital radiography table system. This can aid in the diagnosis of mobility problems or gastro-intestinal complaints, allow a doctor to examine a patient’s heart or lungs, get an accurate pregnancy litter count and more. We also have an x-ray specific to taking dental radiographs which we utilize for every cat and dog dental cleaning. This unit allows a doctor to check the health of the teeth’s root system for better oral care. When we visit you at your home or farm, we also have a mobile x-ray unit and are able to process and see the images right there in the field. From a lame cow or horse in the pasture to a dog who doesn’t like car rides and needs to be seen at home, this portable unit can be invaluable in meeting your unique needs and enabling the doctors to have access to the best diagnostic tools.
What species of animal can be radiographed?
In theory, any animal can benefit from the diagnostic capabilities of a radiograph. With our variety of x-ray units, we are able to radiograph small animals (cats and dogs), birds, equines and other farm animals, in the clinic or at a client’s home or farm.
What are some conditions that an x-ray can help diagnose?
- Heart problems
- Broken bones
- Gastro-intestinal blockages
- Broken and/or rotten tooth roots
- Hoof problems
- And much more!
How much is it to x-ray my animal?
Radiographs are charged by the “view”. Please give us a call at 208-875-4838 (4VET) for a more accurate estimate.