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Ultrasound

Digital ultrasound technology provides an instantaneous view of soft tissue structures, letting us diagnose tendon or ligament damage on site with our state-of-the-art portable Mylab gold and Mylab 30 units. Ultrasound is very valuable in diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions. One of the most common reasons for ultrasound in equine medicine is diagnosis of tendon and ligament injuries such as a tendon or ligament tear.
In addition to excellent visualization of tendons and ligaments, ultrasound can be used for the following:
  • Wounds – abscesses, draining tracts, and foreign bodies can be visualized.
  • Injection of PRP and Stem cells into lesions.
  • Monitoring healing of lesions.
  • Muscle tears.
  • Thorax (chest)– to diagnose pneumonia and characterize improvement over time.
  • Abdomen – to visualize internal organs such as diagnosing various types of acute or chronic colic.
  • Breeding – to identify size of follicular development for ideal timing of breeding live cover or artificial insemination, or to evaluate fetal viability in pregnant mares.
Since we have digital ultrasounds the digital images can be easily “burned” onto a CD or emailed for your records.