Ultrasound

Fellowes Farm have a number of powerful ultrasound machines which allow high quality linear and sector images to be obtained both on the road and at the clinic.

Diagnostic ultrasound scans are performed to look at the horse’s soft tissues including tendons, ligaments and muscles for tears or strains, the abdomen for causes of colic and other abdominal disease, the chest for lung disease, the eye for causes of pain, inflammation or loss of sight, the heart for the investigations of heart function or a heart murmur and the reproductive tract for artificial insemination, reproductive problems and pregnancy diagnosis.

Ultrasonography can also be used in combination with a precise biopsy or injection guidance system for tissue biopsy, such as liver or lung biopsy, or for injection of substances into a precise location, such as stem cells or platelet rich plasma into a damaged tendon or ligament.