Digital radiography has revolutionised the radiographs we can produce. The superior quality and ability to manipulate the image allows us to assess and diagnose problems that previously would have been missed by plain film. We have highly trained vets and nurses who pride themselves in producing outstanding images.
We have several portable x-ray machines which enable us to take radiographs at the stall side. This is particularly useful to assess injuries ‘in the field’ if it is considered unsafe to transport the horse, or it may just be more convenient than travelling the horse to the clinic. The digital images produced can be viewed immediately by the vet. The pictures are then uploaded onto a central database allowing them to be read on our dedicated x-ray reading screens at the Randwick Clinic.
Randwick Equine Centre offers ultrasonography (ultrasound scans) both in the field and clinic. We have three portable scanners including a specialised reproductive scanner that can be utilized in an ambulatory setting as required.
This imaging technique is extremely useful for imaging many soft tissue structures.
We routinely use ultrasound for the following:
Tendon and ligament injury assessment
In colic cases to assess the gastrointestinal tract and other abdominal organs
In cardiac, pleural and pulmonary (lung) diseases
For reproductive scans
To image the larynx (throat) for additional information in upper airway disease
The clinic offers a state of the art machine with Doppler for cardiovascular assessment