Equine Ultrasound

What You Need To Know About Equine Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound-guided injections (diagnostic or therapeutic) of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joints.
  • Lameness localized to a specific region or joint.
  • Monitoring the progression of soft tissue lesions.
  • Evaluation of abnormalities previously diagnosed by MRI.
  • Echocardiography for suspected cardiac disease.
  • Evaluation of pelvis and/or spine.
  • Specialty studies per Radiologist approval

Ultrasound examination of a horse can be an effective tool to diagnose soft tissue or bone abnormalities. Certain ultrasound procedures can be difficult to perform but can provide proper diagnostic information to create a treatment plan.

One of our Board-Certified Radiologists will review all the images and submit a final report within 24-48 hours after the acquisition of the ultrasound images. The report and clinical findings will then be sent to the referring veterinarian and client. Clients should follow-up with the referring veterinarian for an explanation of results and information on treatment or management.

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