Using advanced technologies as diagnostic tools

Ultrasound of proximal suspensory


In addition to x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy to aid in the diagnosis of injury and/or disease, we can do some diagnostic tests in-house. In an emergency, we are able to do blood work and urinalyses on-site at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital. We can run Fecal Egg Counts in-house (when time permits) or they may be sent out to a lab. We can send out a wide range of diagnostic tests, including but not limited to:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Chemistry Panel
  • Coggins Testing
  • Cushing’s Testing
  • Trace Mineral Testing, including selenium levels
  • Biopsies
  • Cultures
  • Cytology
  • PCR testing for the identification of respiratory disease

We also offer referral for diagnostic procedures not currently available at Epona Equine. When the most advanced diagnostics are required, we can offer a referral for MRI.