Ultrasound is a painless, safe, non-invasive procedure we use to evaluate your horse's internal organs. Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasound produces a real-time moving picture of your horse's organs that allows us to visualize objects that cannot be detected by X-rays alone.
Ultrasound is frequently used for musculoskeletal and soft tissue evaluations, during advanced lameness work-ups, breeding management, early pregnancy diagnosis, cardiac imaging and evaluating the cause of colic. It can also be used to identify masses or tumors and as a guide during surgical biopsies.
The ultrasound procedure does not typically require sedation unless it is being used during a surgical biopsy. A diagnosis is usually available immediately - helping us to provide treatment options and solutions to your horse's problem at the time of your appointment.
Color Flow Doppler Ultrasonography
Color Flow Doppler Ultrasonography allows us to assess the flow and integrity of your horse's blood vessels and assess the speed and direction of blood flow. Our experienced, board-certified professionals use this advanced diagnostic tool to evaluate heart abnormalities, detect blood clots or narrowed blood vessels, and check the health of a fetus.