Ultrasonography has proven to be a valuable tool to visualize soft tissue structures. Joints, ligaments & tendon injuries can be diagnosed and monitored using this modality. It can also be used for evaluating the lungs/chest and abdomens of horses. Some common conditions that affect horses and an ultrasound exam would benefit from are:
- Suspensory ligament damage
- Bowed tendons
- Fibrotic myopathies (muscle scar tissue)
- Trauma, swelling, hematomas in muscle or tendons
Professional Equine has a state-of-the-art High Definition Sonosite M-Turbo ultrasound system. It is a portable unit and images can be shared with the owners at the time of the exam via CD or USB memory stick.