Digital X-rays, computed tomography scans, and laboratory equipment are among the diagnostic instruments utilised by veterinarians that are also employed in the treatment of human patients. Included among the specialist animal care equipment are holders, castration devices, and tag applicators.
Using a CT scan, veterinarians can examine pets for soft tissue tumours, lameness, ear infections, and nasal discharge. Blood counts, blood typing, clotting factor evaluations, and urinalysis are lab tests that utilise standard laboratory equipment such as microscopes and centrifuges.
Autoclaves, dental polishing equipment, Doppler blood pressure machines, intravenous pumps, endoscopes, and blood pressure cuffs are a few other examples of equipment types shared between human and animal hospitals.
Sometimes, veterinarians need animal holders to secure animals that aren’t sedated and may be confused or terrified by their treatment. Typical animal holders include a collar with a long handle and a manual lock. They can be utilised in conjunction with a mouth gag or cheek dilator to prevent the animal from biting. Castrators and emasculators are specialised forceps. For equine hoof examination, trimming, and nail removal, specialised instruments may be required. Shears are utilised to remove wool from sheep. Eye, ear, and dental treatment for animals may also necessitate specialised equipment.