Haughton Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology that includes our in-clinic laboratory, digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy equipment. Our in-clinic laboratory is equipped for most routine blood work. We offer complete blood counts, chemistry panels, fibrinogens, urinalysis, microbiological cultures and sensitivities, coggins testing, and cytological exams. We routinely utilize several outside laboratories that provide quick and accurate service.
Haughton Animal Hospital offers fully digital radiography With the use of digital radiography, we are able to take better quality x-rays, diagnose more problems, and develop a treatment plan within minutes compared to conventional radiography. Digital radiography allows Haughton Animal Hospital more ideal consultations with owners and referral veterinarians in order to develop better treatment plans for you and your horse.
Another very useful diagnostic tool that we offer at Haughton Animal Hospital is ultrasound. We use an external probe that works through sound waves to scan the body’s soft tissue structures. Ultrasound is a non invasive way to evaluate tendons, ligaments, swellings, masses, abdominal organs, and the female reproductive tract.
Endoscopy allows us here at Haughton Animal Hospital visual observation of the nasal cavity, guttural pouches, larynx, and trachea. Endoscopy can be very useful to diagnose and treat upper airway problems in the horse.