Ultrasonography is a valuable and widely used diagnostic tool in horses. An Ultrasound works by producing sound waves, but at a frequency we cannot hear. These sound waves are generated by the probe the veterinarian uses, which enter the body and are reflected back off the tissue and bone where an electronic system in the machine then translates the information in to the moving image visible on the screen.
Perth equine Hospital has a several digital ultrasonography machines and probes that can be used to scan different parts of the body such as:
- Legs – tendons
- Chest – heart
- Abdomen – internal structures
- Reproductive system – pregnancy diagnosis/point in cycle