When it comes to accurately diagnosing and treating your horse after he or she has experienced an injury or illness, you can count on our veterinary team to have the latest diagnostic equipment, including digital imaging devices and ultrasound machines.
Injuries and Ailments Diagnosed via Radiology and Ultrasounds
Digital imaging, including ultrasounds, radiographs, MRIs and CT scans are used to diagnose a variety of conditions and ailments in horses. Common conditions diagnosed include broken bones, joint problems, tumors, brain abnormalities and problems with the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder.
Ultrasound imaging involves using sound waves to create an image on a computer monitor. When our team passes the wand over an injured area of your horse, we are able to find hidden problems like joint, tendon, muscle and ligament injuries. Also detect abdominal pain such as tumors, cysts, and abscesses. Most importantly discover any late pregnancies or twins. Ultrasound imaging is completely painless and does not have any side-effects.
The common term for a radiograph is an x-ray. These images can help diagnose problems and conditions with the bones and joints, such as broken bones, swelling in the joints and other types of bone abnormalities. X-rays can also be used to diagnose problems with the internal organs, like the heart, lungs, spleen, liver, and kidneys.
MRI is an acronym for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This type of diagnostic equipment has the ability to produce detailed images of the internal structures of the body. They are helpful in diagnosing tumors and abnormalities in the brain as well as spinal disorders, like herniated discs in horses.
The acronym CT stands for computed tomography. These are essentially highly detailed x-rays that can show cross-sections of your horse’s anatomy. While the CT machine is taking images, Dr. Anderson has the ability to enhance and focus on specific parts of your horse’s body in order to make a detailed and accurate diagnosis.
Diagnosing Your Equine’s Ailment or Injury
Our veterinary staff can rapidly diagnose your equine’s injury or condition via x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasound imaging. Once Anderson Equine Veterinary Clinic understands the depth of your equine’s illness or injury, a treatment plan will be developed in order to help your horse heal and restore their health.
If you have any questions or concerns about your horse’s health and his or her diagnosis, we would be happy to answer them and provide you with guidance in order to help make them comfortable during the healing process.