This text provides an overview of the applications of diagnostic ultrasonography in the horse. It discusses the normal anatomical relationships from an ultrasonographic perspective, the techniques utilized to obtain ultrasonographic images, and the lesions or injuries which can be imaged through ultrasound. The use of ultrasonographic information to develop a prognosis and follow the progress of the case is also addressed.Covers the more traditional applications: of diagnostic ultrasound in theriogenology and flexor tendon and ligament disorders, in the evaluation of thoracic and abdominal diseases, and of Power Doppler to evaluate low velocity blood flow.
Features the newer applications for musculoskeletal imaging (fractures, osteomyelitis, collateral ligament desmitis, more), theriogenology (ultrasonography of the late term fetus and intrauterine environment), and spectral and color flow Doppler and their usefulness inthe horse.Explains--step-by-step--how to: perform scans of all body systems, obtain high quality images, and interpret those images.
Discusses how to diagnose subtle lesions: evaluate soft tissue structures of joints, localize fracture fragments, osteomyelitis, and penetrating injuries to synovial structures, follow draining tracks, and locate foreign bodies.Demonstrates how to use echocardiographic findings to determine the significance of heart murmurs, and evaluate myocardial function in horses with poor performance.
Shows how to diagnose a wide variety of abdominal disorders in foals and adult horses.Presents images of lesions and injuries that can be captured through ultrasound, and the techniques that were used to obtain them.
Includes anatomic drawings to supplement the ultrasonic images.
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