Revolutionary gastrointestinal (GI) imaging technology for dogs has made its UK market debut.

The pill-sized ALICAM contains four cameras, LED lights, a microprocessor, on-board memory and a battery.

ALICAM contains four cameras, LED lights, a microprocessor, on-board memory and battery, and was officially unveiled to the UK market at BSAVA Congress.

In and out

Administered the same way as a pill, it records high-resolution, 360o images of the GI tract during peristalsis.

Once passed, the data is downloaded and analysed by a board-certified internal medicine specialist, who provides a report and treatment recommendations to the veterinarian.

No sedation

The device requires no sedation, anaesthesia or restriction of movement, said Infiniti Medical, the US firm behind the technology.

The firm said the technology could drastically change the way GI disease is diagnosed and managed, and it allowed vets to see other patients while the dog was undergoing imaging.

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