Tryon Equine Hospital P.L.L.C




Digital Ultrasound


Digital Ultrasound

At Tryon Equine we believe speed and accuracy in equine diagnostics is key. Digital ultrasound allows us to diagnose and monitor soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. This allows you to get started on a rehabilitation schedule sooner and on your way to returning to your horse’s intended use. It uses high frequency sound waves to noninvasively image soft tissue, and is more sensitive to soft tissue abnormalities than X-rays. In addition to imaging tendons and ligaments, we can also image joints, bone surfaces, cartilage, sacro-iliac ligaments, cervical facets for arthritis injuries, and as a guide for therapeutic injections. The abdomen and thorax may be assessed for early and late-term pregnancies and conditions including pneumonia, colic and other gastrointestinal abnormalities, and umbilical infections in foals. Both hospital and ambulatory veterinarians are equipped with digital ultrasound machines.