Ultrasound

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Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems

April 11, 2013

One veterinarian described the steps involved in conducting an ultrasound examination of the equine lungs.... Read More

Ultrasound of horses with arytnoid chondritis (right) revealed abnormally shaped and sized cartilages and abnormal echogenecity compared to horses without the disorder (left).

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Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis?

March 11, 2013

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis.... Read More

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Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Accuracy of Suspensory Ligament Measurements via Ultrasound

October 02, 2012

Obtaining accurate ultrasound measurements of the upper suspensory ligament is challenging, research shows.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Releases Report on 3-D Ultrasound Research

September 20, 2012

Chalmers' goal is to provide owners with a reliable and inexpensive way to screen horses for roaring.... Read More

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Equine Diagnostic Imaging Horse Course Archived

May 14, 2012

The presentation, "Latest Technologies in Diagnosing Equine Lameness," was led by Kent Allen, DVM.... Read More

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Latest Technologies in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

May 14, 2012

Dr. Kent Allen discusses current options in diagnostic technology for lameness detection in horses.... Read More

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The Latest in Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Horses

May 11, 2012

Each imaging option, such as MRI, radiography and more, serves a unique role in equine lameness diagnosis.... Read More

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Heart Problems Claim Thoroughbred Stallion Dynaformer

April 30, 2012

Dynaformer was pensioned after suffering an aortic valve rupture the afternoon of April 14 while in his stall.... Read More

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Ultrasound Beats X Rays for Identifying Articular Lesions

April 17, 2012

Researchers identified nearly 83% of articular leasions via ultrasonography and only 62.2% via X rays.... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

December 16, 2011

Ultrasonography successfully identified both small and large intestinal diseases and predicted surgery need.... Read More

"The hope of this procedure is to provide horse owners and veterinarians with a rapid and safe method to collect CSF in horses with neurologic signs," Pease explained.

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New Method for Collecting Equine Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples

September 01, 2011

Researchers determined a CSF tap can be performed on the horse's upper neck using ultrasound guidance.... Read More

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Improve Equine Small Intestine Ultrasounds: Try Oil and Fasting (AAEP 2010)

April 27, 2011

The equine gastrointestinal system is extensive, with the small intestine measuring 70 feet in length alone. Because the small intestine coils throughout the abdomen, diagnosing a specific lesion in the small intestine is extremely challenging for ... Read More

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Starry Sky Ultrasound Pattern: A Review

April 05, 2011

The starry sky pattern is an unusual and dramatic ultrasonographic appearance of the equine liver.... Read More

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Ultrasound Exams for Diagnosing Roaring in Horses

April 04, 2011

Ultrasonography, along with endoscopy, can be a supplemental resource veterinarians can use to diagnose roaring.... Read More

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More

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Ultrasound Helpful For Diagnosing Infected Joints in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 28, 2011

When a veterinarian suspects a horse's joint is infected, but it is not practical or feasible to obtain a joint fluid sample, he or she should consider using ultrasound to image the joint. Alex Young, BVSc, of the University of California, Davis' ... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

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Joint/Foot Lameness in Horses (AAEP 2010)

December 27, 2010

A discussion of alcohol joint fusion, cryotherapy techniques for laminitis, sidebone fractures, and much more.... Read More

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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Monitoring Fetal Heart Rate in Horses

December 01, 2010

Is it possible to hear a fetal horse's heart rate with a high-quality stethoscope?... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More