Radiographs (x-rays) are used by your veterinarian to diagnose injuries, assess joint health, and help your farrier with proper shoeing of your horse. Our x-ray unit is portable, allowing us to take radiographs right on the farm. Images are processed on a laptop for immediate viewing. Radiographs may be used during pre-purchase examinations to assess a horse for previous injury or developing arthritis. Annotated images can be provided on a CD or sent directly to your farrier or specialists for consultation when necessary.
Ultrasound is used to assess the soft tissues of the body, such as tendons, ligaments, and internal organs. Ultrasound is used extensively in reproduction and pregnancy diagnosis. Also, veterinarians frequently use ultrasound in sports medicine to diagnose tendon injury and monitor healing progress. Ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive procedure that can be performed on the farm.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure using a flexible, fiber-optic camera. Our veterinarians use endoscopy to assess the upper airway tract of your horse. This helps diagnose conditions such as "roaring", soft palate displacement, or diseases of the nasal passages.