Ultrasound is an important tool in our diagnostic workshop. We use ultrasound daily for routine pregnancy evaluation and breeding work. Its use in lameness allows us to pinpoint soft tissue injuries in the limbs and help monitor healing and determine return to exercise in equine athletes. Ultrasound has also been incredibly useful in looking at the equine heart and lungs.
Recently ultrasound use has expanded into colic diagnostics giving us one more look into such a complicated and devastating disease.