History A 2-year-old Warlander mare presented with a history of lethargy. Presentation Initial physical exam revealed a temperature of 99 degrees, heart rate ranging from 84-100 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/minute. Blood… Read More
An 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare presented to the Hospital for Large Animals for a lameness evaluation. The lameness exam revealed a grade 3/5 right hind lameness with firm swelling around the right tarsus.
History: This 6 year old maiden mare presented with a history of four live-cover breedings during her heat cycle. The mare was confirmed “in foal” with a single ultrasound at 14 days post-ovulation. Case… Read More
Ultrasound is used widely in small animal medicine for detecting things like intestinal blockages and tumors or assessing heart function. But very few academic veterinary medical centers have a large animal ultrasound service. At Cummings School, Dr. Wade Tenney saw an opportunity. “You can ultrasound just about anything on a horse, besides the hoof,” he says.