A safe and non-invasive technique used for evaluating soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, tendon sheaths, bursae, muscles and blood vessels. It is also very useful on joints and bone surfaces, particularly areas which are hard to radiograph i.e. pelvis and ribs. It is the standard method of imaging for the examination of the reproductive tract in breeding mares.
We have a portable unit which can be set up to be used here at Barings Field Farm in our clinical area, or as an ambulatory service – we can come to you and set up at your yard.
Not only do we use ultrasound for diagnostic purposes, it is also an invaluable tool when reassessing injuries and monitoring progress.
Ultrasound has many other uses including investigation of cardiac disease, evaluation of the eye, investigation of respiratory disease (especially in foals) and imaging the abdomen, which is particularly useful in cases of colic