Barwon Equine possesses several ultrasound machines. Ultrasound is a superior method of visualising soft tissue injury and assessing reproductive function.
Our veterinarians are experienced in the ultrasound examination of tendons, along with the injection of therapies such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) or stem cells into core lesions of the tendon where appropriate.
Ultrasound is also utilised at the clinic in the work up of lung pathology, colics, urinary tract issues (e.g. bladder stones, ruptured bladders in foals), umbilical infections in neonates, eye disease and undifferentiated body swellings (e.g. haematomas, abscesses, neoplasia).
It goes without saying that ultrasound is one of the mainstays in our reproductive work, allowing us to determine not only pregnancy in mares, but also the ideal time for breeding in relation to ovulation and the presence of any ovarian or uterine abnormalities. We have veterinarians experienced in ultrasound-guided manual reduction of twin pregnancies.