We offer point of care diagnostics as well as advanced diagnostics to allow for the best treatment for your horse.
Horses are not able to tell us what is bothering them or where the pain is coming from. As a result, our veterinary diagnostics are so important. Using these advanced technologies, we are able to better understand what issue your horse is having. Being able to isolate and define the problem allows us to tailor our treatment plan and obtain the best outcome.
Be assured, getting your horse back to a healthy and happy state is our top priority. Our veterinarians will utilize state of the art technology to diagnose your horse’s problem. Our cutting edge technologies include digital radiography and digital ultrasound. For those situations where advanced testing is required, LEC has a working relationship with referral clinics that have nuclear scintigraphy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Additionally, if an expert opinion from a board certified specialist is needed, Lebanon Equine Clinic is able to instantly deliver test results electronically to veterinary radiologist, cardiologist, surgeons, and internal medicine specialists with whom we have developed solid, professional relationships.
At LEC, we offer point of care digital radiography. This type of processing allows quicker image production, less radiation exposure, and better image quality. Our veterinarians and their assistants will obtain the digital images while maintaining radiation exposure safety. The radiographic images will be available immediately for preliminary review at point of care. The images are thoroughly examined by our veterinarian who will explain what the images portray. From there we will discuss our treatment plan and determine the next best steps for your horse. If you would like a copy of your pet’s radiographs, our office send them via email.
Our state of the art digital ultrasound machine is able to produce crisp, clear images to help visualize the soft tissue structures. Tendon and ligament injuries tend to be the most common lameness problems which necessitate ultrasound. Imaging these structures allow us to identify inflammation, disruption and size of these structures. The detailed information allows us to develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan to help get your equine athlete back to peak performance. Additionally, ultrasound can be used to monitor a mare’s cycle as well as pregnancy to ensure a successful breeding season and pregnancy.
Ultrasound images are produced in real time. Our caring staff will use minimal restraint to help your pet feel comfortable; sedation is rarely needed. The hair is typically shaved and a water based gel or liquid is applied to allow the sound waves to transmit freely. The image is displayed on the screen and can be saved for viewing and future reference.