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Abdominal Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging (ultrasonography) uses sound waves to image structures inside the body.  The transducer sends out sound waves which are reflected back differently depending on the type of surface (bone, tissue, fluid) they contact. Many people have seen this imaging modality used to monitor pregnancy in humans, but ultrasound can be used to evaluate a wide variety of health issues in a number of species.  In horses, ultrasound of soft tissue injuries image tendon and ligamet injuries causing lameness.   Ultrasonography of the abdomen (belly) can be performed to evaluate the fetus is late pregnant mares, gastrointestinal surfaces in the face of colic, ulcers, or colitis, as well as evaluation of the liver, kidneys, and spleen.  Ultrasonography of the thorax (chest) is helpful in cases of pneumonia to determine if extra fluid is present in the chest or if areas of the lung have adequate aeration.  Ultrasonography of the heart can be used to determine the cause of cardiac murmurs, decreased performance, or diseases such as endocarditis.

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