The most common indication for ultrasoundography in equine practice is in the per rectal examination of the ovaries and uterus during fertility examinations. (Pregnancy scanning & Tendon scanning)

Ultrasound scanning however has many uses other than these common ones - we find it very helpful in assessing bladder problems in foals, and also when ultra sounding the chest in foals for abscesses in Rhodococcus equi - a severe form of foal pneumonia especially seen during summer in foals returning from or when at stud.