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Large Animal Ultrasound

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Ultrasonography of Joints

While radiography has been the traditional means of imaging equine joints in the past, ultrasound has become widely accepted as an adjunct to x-rays, as it allows detailed evaluation of the soft tissue structures of equine joints. Even when radiographs are abnormal, ultrasound can often demonstrate if radiographic findings are associated with any soft tissue structures such as ligaments, muscles and other structures such as menisci in the stifle.

Click on any of the joints below to learn more about each region:

Ultrasound Image