Digital Ultrasound

Digital ultrasound is useful for both diagnostic imaging and administering therapeutics. Like our x-ray unit, our digital ultrasound is also portable and can be used for on-farm appointments. Ultrasound is typically used to image the soft tissues of the horse. This can be useful to diagnose lameness localized to the distal limbs, to evaluate the acute abdomen in the colicky horse, and to assess other soft tissue abnormalities. Serial ultrasound imaging can also guide rehabilitation programs following soft tissue injury. Ultrasound-guided joint injection techniques are often utilized at Meadow Lane Equine Clinic. This ensures accurate administration of therapeutic or nerve-blocking agents, such as with sacro-iliac or stifle injections.