Ultrasound is an excellent non-invasive diagnostic tool. We have two portable ultrasound machines that allow us to perform reproductive examinations, thoracic ultrasound to evaluate the lungs and heart, abdominal ultrasound to evaluate organs such as the liver, kidney and spleen, and lameness diagnosis such as tendon injury. Ultrasound can also be useful to locate foreign bodies such as wood splinters in puncture wounds and abscesses.
The use of an endoscope is an excellent way to examine the upper airways, trachea and esophagus. The most common reasons for using endoscopy include nasal masses and hematomas, guttural pouch infections, “roarers,” recurrent cough or upper airway inflammation, and choke or other esophageal diseases. Endoscopy is useful in the visual evaluation and diagnosis of disease.
- Equine Complete Blood Counts and Fibrinogen
- In-house full blood chemistries
- Quantitative fecal egg count using McMater
- Cytology, skin scraping and in-house fluid evaluations
- Packed Cell Volume/Total Protein
- Fungal culture for ring worm
- Equine IgG Snap Test for failure of passive transfer of antibodies
- Camelid AGID IgG testing
- In-house urinalysis
- Fecal Occult Blood Testing