How to perform a rectal examination in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, reviews how to perform a rectal examination in a dog. This can easily be done to express anal glands, palpate for prostatomegaly or a pyometra, to palpate lymph node enlargement, to palpate for urethral stones, etc. and is a very important part of the physical examination in the dog – especially in intact dogs!

NOTE: I accidentally forgot to discuss the PROSTATE gland during this rectal examination!

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