Diagnostic

Digital Radiography

Fairfield Equine is proud to be equipped with one of the first digital radiography units in the country. Not only is this an incredible resource of a tool, but our expertise and experience in using this type of fundamental imaging is truly unmatched. You will not find electronic images of this caliber anywhere else in the country. Electronic images are stored both on site, and online, so doctors can tend to a case and view digital images from anywhere in the world.

Ultrasound Examination

Our ultrasound equipment is the most advanced available, combined with the unrivaled experience of our doctors and their ability to diagnose via the clear pictures from our equipment. We are a proud part of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathologists (ISELP), and we are dedicated to advancing the overall role of ultrasonography and all imaging, in the pursuit of diagnostic excellence in the sport horse world. The more resources we can obtain, and the more knowledge available, the quicker we will be able to diagnose health issues with more detail. Even the most minor of details can make a huge difference in the overall well being of a sport horse, and having the best possible diagnostic tools available could save their lives, or their career.

Nuclear Scintigraphy (Bone Scan)

Our bone-scanning process is a non-invasive procedure that provides a skeletal image of the horse. This is an excellent resource in discovering inflammation, and potential sources of lameness.

Magnetic Resonace Imaging, MRI

Our Hallmarq Standing MRI unit provides detailed images of the lower limb.  Since its installed back in November 2005, we have performed close to 1,000 MRIs of the distal limb.  MRI produces images with superior bone and soft tissue detail.  It is suited for a patient when the area of pain is localized and traditional methods of diagnosis have failed.  MRI is the best imaging tool for evaluating injuries to all joint structures and soft tissue structures such as tendons and ligaments.  The information captured from an MRI enables us to deliver an accurate diagnosis and combined with the most updated treatments, maximize a horses prognosis for return to performance.  It is another non-invasive way to obtain a lot of helpful, detailed information at once when it comes to helping the horse’s overall health and well being.