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Performance Equine Veterinary Service provides ultrasound procedures to equine patients in our practice and on the field. If you have questions about our services, please contact us.
Ultrasonography uses high frequency sound waves which are transmitted from a transducer (probe) into the patient. The characteristics of the tissue, muscle, tendon or bone influence the returning energy back to the transducer. The reflections are processed into an image which is viewed on the screen.
Ultrasound can help to better identify problems (i.e., thickened small intestine, tendon lesion) and understand the extent of many injuries, which helps guide diagnosis, treatment, time off, and prognosis.
How is the procedure performed?
What are common ultrasound procedures?
Performance Equine Veterinary Service counts with the probes necessary to perform the following procedures