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.
What You Need To Know About Equine Ultrasound
Common Indicators For Ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided injections (diagnostic or therapeutic) of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joints.
- Lameness localized to a specific region or joint.
- Monitoring 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
One of our Board-Certified Radiologists will review all the images and submit a final report within 24-48 hours after 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 explanation of results and information on treatment or management.