Our veterinary team can provide the following diagnostic services to our equine clients:
Ultrasonography is commonly performed using portable machines for the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system, especially tendons or for reproduction purposes, e.g. pregnancy checks. Our veterinary team can perform ultrasound examinations of tendons and ligaments along with examinations prior to breeding.
An endoscope can be used to visualise internal problems within the horse, typically in the respiratory tract but also involving the digestive or urogenital tracts. Endoscopy is also an extremely useful tool in investigating poor performance issues or abnormal noises arising from the upper respiratory tract encountered at exercise. Some conditions such as laryngeal paralysis or cysts can be identified from endoscopy at rest in the stable.
At Knotts Yard Veterinary Practice we are now able to bring our mobile endoscopy equipment to you and can perform endoscopy on your horse during exercise, rather than simply at rest.
Our mobile X-ray machine enables radiographs to be taken in the stable, or in the field in an emergency, with the images viewable seconds later on the screen.
Please contact us for more details or to make an appointment.