WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING MODALITIES TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
In recent years, technology has transformed what is possible in human and equine medicine. With its unparalleled commitment to standard of care, Moore Equine offers these cutting edge technologies to clients and referring veterinarians.
We offer state-of-the-art digital radiography both within our hospital and on the farm, through the use of portable digital radiography units. Digital radiography provides several advantages over conventional film radiography, including improved image quality, ability to see the results immediately, and computer-based image enhancement, storage, and transmission.
Diagnostic ultrasonography is our most useful tools for the non-invasive evaluation of soft tissue structures. Everything from the heart, to the small intestine, to the cartilage in a joint. We have multiple portable ultrasound units with varying capabilities and a large in-hospital unit. We have a diagnostic spectrum ranging from 3.5 megahertz (MHz) probes for evaluation of large, deep structures such as the heart or abdominal viscera to 15 MHz probes for fine, high detail assessment of ligaments and tendons. Ultrasonography is vitally important in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injury, lameness, routine reproductive evaluation, emergency colic cases, cardiac disease, respiratory disease, and an ever expanding number of medical applications.
Gastroscopy is the only reliable method of diagnosing gastric ulcers, which is a common condition in horses who are subjected to stresses such as racing, intense competition, transport, and recovery from disease or injury. We have a specialized 3 meter long video endoscope, which is long enough to enter and fully evaluate the interior of the horse’s stomach. This process is performed standing while the horse is sedated and is well tolerated by the patient. This is an important diagnostic tool as gastric ulceration is often misdiagnosed (ie. horses with eating or digestive disturbances are believed to have ulceration when none exists).
We offer portable fiber-optic endoscopy and in-hospital video endoscopy services. These tools allow us to evaluate areas such as the respiratory tract, esophagus, stomach, urethra, bladder, and uterus. Usually these procedures are performed on the standing, sedated horse. Our video endoscope is equipped with a monitor that allows the client to see these anatomical structures during the exam, which helps to strengthen the client’s understanding of the nature of their horse’s condition.