Diagnostics


Digital (computed) RadiographyNorth Florida Equine Veterinary Service Radiography

Our Digital (computed) Radiography unit allows us to take high quality X-rays right on your farm for immediate stall-side assessment of your horse's condition.  It is useful in the diagnosis of fractures, arthritis, dental issues, laminitis, and as an indispensable tool in therapeutic shoeing.

 

 

 

Ultrasound

Both ambulatory vehicles are equipped with digital ultrasonography units.  Our veterinarians are able to address wide array of conditions including:   

  • Initial assessment soft tissue (tendon Equine Veterinary Lameness Tendon Ultrasound Gainesville Alachua Newberry WIlliston FLand ligament) injuries
  • Monitor rehabilitation progress of soft tissue injuries
  • Adult and foal colic
  • Pneumonia
  • Soft tissue masses or swellings
  • Umbilical abnormalities of foals
  • Reproductive examinations for breeding purposes
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
 
 
Video Endoscopy

North Florida Equine employs the use of state-of-the-art portable video endoscopy equipment.  Our 1-meter flexible endoscope is passed through the nostril and allows thorough examination of a horse’s nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, guttural pouches and trachea (windpipe). The video image is projected onto a computer monitor allowing our veterinarians to easily share exam findings with you. 

Reasons to evaluate aNorth Florida Equine Veterinary Service Gainesville Newberry Alchua Florida - Endoscopy horse using video endoscopy include:

  • Nasal discharge
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Airway noise during rest or exercise
  • Chronic Cough
  • Poor Performance

 

 

 

In-house Laboratory

North Florida Equine Veterinary Service features an in-house laboratory that allows us to run important blood tests immediately, providing a quick diagnosis and optimum care for your horses.  In house and stall-side tests include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)North Florida Equine Veterinary Service In-house Lab Gainesville FL
  • Hematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Electrolyte analysis
  • Foal IgG SNAP tests
  • Fecal egg counts/Parasitology
  • Cytology

When necessary, our veterinarians utilize private and university run laboratories for more comprehensive testing.