Ultrasonography is a valuable and widely used diagnostic tool in horses. An Ultrasound works by producing sound waves, but at a frequency we cannot hear. These sound waves are generated by the probe the veterinarian uses, which enter the body and are reflected back off the tissue and bone where an electronic system in the machine then translates the information in to the moving image visible on the screen.
At Perth Equine Hospital we have a full equine surgical suite, with advanced anaesthetic monitoring equipment, and a padded air conditioned induction and recovery box. With our quiet gantry we can ensure your horse has a smooth, quick, and safe transition from the induction box to the surgical suite, then back to the recovery box, where they can comfortably wake up in peace.
Perth Equine Hospital veterinarians have vast experience in equine reproduction. From routine follicle testing, pregnancy diagnosis and monitoring, and fresh/chilled/frozen artificial insemination.
Perth Equine Hospital has a portable digital wireless radiography machine, making it easy to use in the hospital and to transport out to on the road consultations and for emergencies.
Perth Equine Hospital is a purpose built veterinary facility based in the heart of Ascot, WA, close to Ascot racecourse.
An endoscope allows the veterinarian to visualise inside the body by means of a flexible fibre-optic scope. Perth Equine Hospital is equipped with a range of endoscope units for diagnosis of a wide range of conditions.
As well as being on call 24/7, 365 days a year for all your emergency needs, we also offer consultations at the convenience of your home or agistment. With our portable wireless digital xray machine, digital ultrasound machine, portable endoscope, dynamic respiratory scope (used when exercising) and dental power floats, alongside our fully equipped cars we are able to diagnose and treat the majority of ailments out on the road.
Infectious Disease and Vaccination
Strangles is a highly infectious and contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi subspecies equi which can be spread by both direct, and indirect routes of transmission. The morbidity is accepted to be between 30-100%, and mortality 0-10% as a result of asphyxiation or complication. Older horses may have age-acquired immunity, which generally means they will not develop clinical disease, or if they do, it will be mild.
See you and your furry friend soon!