Radiography is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tools in both small animal and equine veterinary practice. It provides a large amount of information, is non-invasive and economical.

Radiography itself is painless, however sedation is often required to reduce anxiety and stress associated with the procedure, as well as minimising pain caused by manipulation of animals into the necessary position when they are suffering from painful disorders, such as fractures and arthritis. For some cases general anaesthesia is required in order to restrain & position the animal adequately to get the appropriate view and an image of the highest quality.

At Balanced Being we have a digital X-ray machine, where an image is taken on a plate and then immediately transferred onto a computer. In this way it can be edited and examined immediately to help the vets reach the most accurate diagnosis for your pet.