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With a multitude of the latest in portable digital ultrasound machines in use at Donnington Grove, we have all the necessary equipment and expertise to help in the imaging of your horse, both on the road and within the hospital. 


The ultrasound machine is one of the most versatile pieces of diagnostic equipment at hand to a veterinarian. It provides us with detailed information regarding the soft tissues of our patients. Although the range of use is limitless, some of the most common body systems and indications for performing an ultrasound assessment on your horse include: 

  • Musculoskeletal - evaluation of tendon, ligament or muscle strains either in the immediate stages or later on to monitor the progression of healing. 

  • Abdominal - assessment of the abdominal structures (stomach, intestines) in the event your horse has persistent signs of colic. 

  • Cardiac – to investigate heart murmurs, arrhythmias (irregular rhythm) or poor performance. 

  • Respiratory - evaluation of the upper and lower airway including the lungs in the event of suspected pneumonia. 

  • Lumps & Bumps - assessment of unusual or abnormal swellings on the body. 

  • Bone - assisting in the diagnosis of stress fractures along the spine and pelvis, particularly in the Thoroughbred patient. 

  • Breeding - reproductive assessment of broodmares, including routine examinations and foetal sexing. 



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