Diagnostic Procedures

As technology changes and improves, our ability to more accurately diagnose also increases.  Aspen Grove reinvests each year into the company to stay current with the advances in the field.  These investments greatly enhance the quality of our care.

Computerized Radiography

Computerized radiography is a method of capturing an x-ray image digitally and transferring it to a computer.  With this technology there is much higher resolution and detail achieved in the pictures.  Additionally the image can be enlarged and the contrast changed allowing closer evaluation of even subtle issues.  Another benefit to this is that the pictures can easily be put on a disk or sent via email for second opinions or given to clients during prepurchase examinations.

Ultrasonography

Ultrasounds allow visualization of soft tissue structures that are not readily visible on radiographs.  This is most commonly used for tendon studies and reproductive work.  With injuries to tendons we are able to visualize the extent of damage and follow the progress better predicting when it is safe to return the horse to work.  Reproductively we are able to evaluate for any disease as well as diagnose pregnancy as early as 12-14 days old.

Endoscopy

Endoscopes are flexible fiberoptic scopes that are passed up the nose of a horse allowing visualization of the nasal passages, pharynx, upper trachea and sinus openings.  These are used when there are respiratory issues impeding the flow of air or when there is a persistent nasal discharge or bleeding.  This instrument allows us to see deep structures and biopsy them if necessary.

Reproductive Equipment
 

Reproductive Lab

Whether evaluating a stallion's fertility or the quality of semen received for a mare, our lab allows us to accurately assess the condition so that procedures can done that result in the highest pregnancy rates.  Our lab also has all the equipment necessary to perform embryo transfers.  Our precise approach has resulted in a solid reputation in the breeding field.