Iran J Vet Surg, Print ISSN: 2008-3033, Online ISSN: 2676-6299

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.


Objective- To assess the normal ultrasonographic findings of kidney in the Raiini goat.
Design- Experimental study.
Animals- 10 female Raiini goats.
Procedures- Necropsy was carried out and Kidneys were measured in length, width, and diameter after fixation in formalin. Ultrasonography was carried out by longitudinal and transversal planes to evaluate all renal structures. Echogenicity and size of cortex, medulla, and renal sinuses were evaluated.
Results- In longitudinal and transverse scans, cortex, medulla and renal sinuses were seen. Renal pyramids could not be counted in ultrasonography.
Conclusion and Clinical Relevance- Evaluation of shape, size, and condition of renal tissue is possible by ultrasonography and this study


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