Equine Ultrasound

Equine Ultrasound at Fenton River Veterinary Hospital

Ultrasound is one of the most versatile pieces of diagnostic equipment in our practice.  Sound waves are generated from the transducer which then collects the waves that bounce back.  The computer generates an image that can differentiate each type of soft tissue and fluid.  It is a non-invasive diagnostic that allows us to “see” what’s happening in the tissue.

We primarily use ultrasound to diagnose abnormalities in soft tissues like tendons and ligaments in the legs, but it can also be useful to diagnose abnormalities in bone, cartilage, joints and more.  Ultrasound is also used extensively in our reproductive practice as well for breeding as well as pregnancy diagnosis.  Since ultrasound is so important to our practice, each one of our mobile units is always equipped with one.