Authors: Hans T. M. van Schie, DVM, PhD, Erwin M. Bakker, PhD, Worakij Cherdchutham, DVM, PhD, A. Mieke Jonker, MD, PhD, Chris H. A. van de Lest, PhD, P. René van Weeren, DVM, PhD
Journal: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Objective—To evaluate quantitative ultrasonography for objective monitoring of the healing process and prognostication of repair quality in equine superficial digital flexor (SDF) tendons.

Animals—6 horses with standardized surgical lesions in SDF tendons of both forelimbs.

Category: Equine - Tendon - Ultrasound
Authors: Pasquet, H.; Coudry, V.; Denoix, J.M.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

Ultrasonography of the shoulder is of interest in the diagnosis of proximal forelimb lameness. The proximal tendon of the biceps brachii (PTBB) and its associated structures are frequently injured and should be included in the routine ultrasonographic examination of the shoulder. This paper describes a complete ultrasonographic procedure for examining the bicipital apparatus, on transverse and longitudinal scans, from the insertion of the PTBB on the supraglenoid tubercle to the muscle body below the intertubercular sulcus.

Category: Equine - Imaging - Ultrasound
Journal: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound


Category: Equine - Imaging - Tendon - Ultrasound
Authors: Denoix, J.M.; Jacquet, S.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

Sacroiliac lesions are commonly suspected in sport- and racehorses. Injection of the sacroiliac (SI) area can be performed for diagnostic purposes and/or for treatment of SI pain. Because of the deep location of the SI joint, blind injections may be unsafe. The purpose of this paper is to present how to perform ultrasonographic guided injection of the SI area using cranial and caudal approaches. With this technique drugs can be injected close to the SI joint and technical errors (needle implantation in the sciatic nerve, injection in the vertebral canal or in the rectum) can be avoided.

Authors: Cousty, M.; Rossier, Y.; David, F.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Abstract:Reasons for performing study: The traditional techniques for injection of the sacroiliac (SI) region are based on external landmarks. Because of the depth of the SI joint and pathological modifications, SI injections are sometimes challenging in horses.  Hypothesis: An ultrasound-guided technique would allow placement of the needle without depending on external landmarks.  

Authors: Denoix, J.M.; Coudry, V.; Jacquet, S.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

Abstract:Ultrasonography of the proximal third interosseus muscle (PTIOM, suspensory ligament) is routinely performed for the diagnosis of the cause of proximal metacarpal/tarsal pain. As a result of the complex architecture and deep localisation of this ligament, performing and interpreting ultrasonographic images of this structure can be difficult.  

Category: Equine - Ligament - Ultrasound
Authors: Carnicer, D.; Coudry, V.; Denoix, J.M.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

Abstract:Intra-articular injections of the scapulohumeral joint (SHJ) in horses are difficult to perform because of the thick muscles covering the area and a reduced articular space. Ultrasonographic guidance was demonstrated to be helpful to perform intra-articular injections. This technique applied to the SHJ can be performed in the field with a portable machine.  

Category: Equine - Ultrasound