Buffalo Equine provides services to diagnose and treat horses suffering from an array of medical conditions including:
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Urinary Conditions
- Respiratory Disease
- Neurologic Disease
- Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders
- Ophthalmic Conditions
- Dermatologic Disease
- Neonatal Conditions
- Geriatric Disorders
Diagnostics & Therapies Include:
1.5 Meter Endoscope: Used to evaluate the upper airway and diagnose conditions such as: exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeders), guttural pouch disease, pharyngeal and laryngeal disorders (ie. Roaring), nasal/sinus conditions. Can also be used to diagnose urinary and uterine conditions in the mare.
3.5 Meter Endoscope: Used to evaluate the esophagus and stomach. The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers.
Intravenous Fluid Therapy
Administered to horses with dehydration due to injury or illness. Requires continuous monitoring and a climate controlled environment. Horses on fluids may require 40 to 80 liters of fluids per day to correct dehydration and maintain normal hydration.
Our digital radiography equipment is used to evaluate and diagnose conditions of the sinuses, teeth, guttural pouches, cervical spine, and lungs.
Our ultrasound can be used to evaluate the lungs, internal reproduction organs of the mare, conditions of the eye, neonatal abdominal conditions, and other soft tissue conditions.
We provide on-farm and in-clinic routine and emergency care for foals. Our services include new mare and foal examinations, in-house IgG testing, routine and stat bloodwork, plasma administration, ultrasound and radiographic diagnostics.
In addition to endoscopy, ultrasound, and radiography, our veterinarians perform transtracheal wash and bronchoalveolar lavage diagnositics to sample airway secretions for disease identification and determination of appropriate treatment.
CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid)Collection
In cases of neurologic disease a CSF tap may be required to obtain a fluid sample for testing. For example, a CSF tap is the gold standard in testing for EPM.
A venogram is performed by injecting a radio-opaque contrast dye into the bloodstream and immediately taking a radiograph. Venograms are useful in serious laminitis cases to determine the amount blood flow within the foot.
Our in-house laboratory and technical staff are capable of performing Coggins, bacterial cultures, IgG testing on foals, serum amyoid A, routine and stat bloodwork, urinalysis, fecal examinations, and cytology evaluations. We also work with reference laboratories across the country to provide the most advanced testing available for specific conditions.