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Southern Equine Service

Primary Location
1258 Banks Mill Rd.
Aiken, SC 29803
Phone: 803-644-1544
Fax: 803-644-1599

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayEmergency
SundayEmergency
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Bone Scan

Did you know that Southern Equine has an elite diagnostic imaging tool for difficult lameness cases, the only one in our region?  

We possess a nuclear scintigraphy unit, more commonly known as a “bone scan,” to aid in diagnosing your horse.  We use bone scans commonly for horses who have an intermittent or very subtle lameness, for overall poor performance that is hard to target, and ESPECIALLY for horses who have issues in areas of their body that are difficult to radiograph or ultrasound, such as the back, the pelvis, and the sacroiliac region.

Our patients are standing and mildly sedated for the procedure, similar to how they would be for joint injections.  We inject a radioactive dye into the horse with a single IV injection.  We evaluate the blood flow, then the soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments, and finally we can evaluate the bone.   In the simplest terms, the dye travels to where the problem lies, which we term as a “hot spot”.  These hot spots are clues to diagnosing your horse’s lameness.  The radioactive dye is not dangerous to the horse and is simply excreted in the horse’s urine by the next day.  After the dye has been excreted and the horse is no longer radioactive (24-36 hours), our patient is returned to your care.

If you are interested in a bone scan for your horse, or would like to discuss your horse’s case with one of our veterinarians to determine if he or she may be a good candidate for a bone scan, please give our office a call at (803) 644-1544.  We look forward to serving you

Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonials

I just want to send out a most heartfelt thanks to Dr.Carter and his amazing staff! They are truly one of a kind! They have done just a wonderful job taking care of Kelly! The love and attention to her is so appreciated! God Bless all of them.

B.K.
Aiken, SC

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayEmergency
SundayEmergency
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Emergency Emergency
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm

Emergency Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week (803) 644-1544 ext. 1 to get doctor on call's cell #

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