Digital Ultrasonographic Examination

Ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound techniques provide images of muscles, tendinous and ligamentous structures which cannot be done with radiographs.  Injuries to these soft tissues can be identified and progress of healing can be evaluated.  Images are formed by the transmission of high frequency sound waves and reflecting these waves off different tissue planes.  The reflected waves . . . → Read More: Digital Ultrasonographic Examination

Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

ESWT

ESWT, a non-invasive technology, has become a popular treatment tool for  equine musculoskeletal problems.  ESWT delivers high pressure pulses of acoustic wave energy to injured tendons, ligaments, and bones.  The high pressure waves are generated outside the body and can be focused at a specific site within the body.  Results include accelerated healing, improved . . . → Read More: Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Thermographic Examination

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Thermography is a physiologic imaging method which provides a picture of  the surface temperature of various regions on a horse.  Measuring surface body temperature with an infrared thermography camera can indicate where to investigate further to find an underlying problem.  Blood flow to an injured area may increase before clinical signs of pain and . . . → Read More: Thermographic Examination

Endoscopic Examination

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The use of an endoscope aids in the diagnosis of upper airway problems.  Endoscopy is a common part of the evaluation process in an equine athelete and is a component in the overall evaluation to determine a diagnosis.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy

 

Mesotherapy is a treatment which can be an effective tool for stopping pain spasms of certain conditions.  Substances are injected into the mesoderm, middle layer of the skin,  to cause stimulation of certain fibers.

Computerized Digital Radiographic Examination

Digital Radiographic Exam

Digital radiography (DR) is becoming very common in equine veterinary clinics.  A DR system captures information/images digitally on a special plate instead of the traditional cassettes, which requires a film to be developed manually in chemicals.  The plate saves the information, which is then transferred into a computer where the images are stored like . . . → Read More: Computerized Digital Radiographic Examination

Lameness Evaluation and Treatment

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Lameness is any alteration of a horse’s gait. Lameness is most often due to abnormalities of muscle, joint, or bone. Identifying the source of the alteration is essential to proper treatment.

Lameness evaluation should be part of any pre-purchase examination. . . . → Read More: Lameness Evaluation and Treatment

Pre-Purchase Examination

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Buying a horse can be a difficult decision and investigating the horse’s overall health and condition by an equine veterinarian is an important part in the process of evaluating an individual for a particular use.