Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
We are able to use electromagnetic radiation among other technologies for our diagnostic image procedures at our animal hospitals in Janesville, Cambridge and Beloit. This suite of technologies allows us to produce highly detailed images of your pet's internal systems and structures.
At Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services, we have advanced tools to help accurately diagnose your pet's medical issues. We are proud to offer a variety of services to help diagnose and create treatment plans for animals including digital X-rays, ultrasounds, and bloodwork (including Coggins testing).
With our diagnostic imaging capabilities, we can efficiently produce accurate diagnostic information about your small animal or horse's condition and provide immediate treatment options.
Does your horse need urgent care at your farm? We can come to you with ambulatory labs stocked with the tools to diagnose their condition.
In-House Labs & Veterinary Pharmacies
The vets at our three hospital locations across Southern Wisconsin can perform tests and get results quickly in our in-house lab so that we can diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible.
Our pet pharmacies are stocked with a range of prescription diets and medications, providing us with quick access to any medications your pet may need while in our care. And each of our locations - as well as our equine services - have an online pharmacy service to ease your prescription renewal process.
Our Small Animal and Equine Diagnostic Services
With our in-house veterinary diagnostics lab we are pleased to offer advanced diagnostic testing to allow our vets to provide an accurate diagnosis of our small animal and equine patients' medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-rays)
Using a radiograph (digital X-ray), we can examine your pet's internal systems to reveal information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and non-invasive. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure required to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo this procedure.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones and organs, and diagnose conditions including broken bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, spinal cord diseases and some tumors.
Radiographs are often the first diagnostics imaging modality used to evaluate lameness.
Digital radiography services for equine patients both in our hospitals and on the farm allow us to diagnose issues such as fractures, laminitis, wounds, foreign objects, and penetration of joints. They can also be used for pre-purchase exams and lameness evaluations.
The use of diagnostic imaging allows our team of veterinary professionals to create extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
With ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Because we capture ultrasound images in real-time, we can see the structure and movement of your pet's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your horse's internal organs, tendons, and ligaments.
Compared to radiographs, ultrasound highlights soft tissue changes such as tears in a tendon or ligament. This can be used to diagnose an injury, but also in advanced management of an injury and to guide you and your horse on the track to recovery.
Ultrasound can also be used to guide technical joint injections such as cervical spine (neck), lumbar spine (low back), and the sacroiliac joint (SI). Ultrasound is also useful in diagnosing masses or lumps.
At the vet lab in our hospital locations across Southern Wisconsin, we are able to run a number of common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your pet, and to diagnose illness.
Some of the most common veterinary blood tests we do are CBC (complete blood count), white blood cell count, hemoglobin and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration), hematocrit, platelets, eosinophils, and blood serum profile.
Our veterinary diagnostic laboratories can run several common and specialized blood tests to determine the health of your horse and to diagnose illness.
One of the most common blood tests that our vets run on horses is testing for Coggins, a shorthand for equine infectious anemia. This blood test is required for many social activities and even the sale of horses depending on your state's regulations.
Small Animal and Equine
Urinalysis is a key diagnostic test that provides your vet with essential insights into the physical and chemical properties of your animal's urine.
Urinalysis is primarily used to assess the health of your animal's kidneys and urinary tract system, but it can also be helpful in detecting issues in other organ systems and is important for diagnosing metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
This is a valuable diagnostic test for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of your companion's overall health.
Small Animal and Equine
If your veterinarian performs a physical examination and suspects your animal may have a heart disorder, we usually take chest X-Rays and an electrocardiogram (EKG).
This procedure can be completed easily and quickly. It reveals data that may be integral to a patient's diagnosis. In other cases, a cardiac ultrasound may be required to identify disorders in the chambers of the heart.
- Digital Dental X-Rays
Small Animal and Equine
If your animal is suffering from periodontal disease, much of this damage occurs below the gum line where it can't be easily seen. Digital dental X-rays help our veterinarians assess your pet's oral health.
Digital X-rays allow our team of veterinary professionals to examine roots, bones and internal anatomy of your pet's teeth.
With digital X-rays, the risk of radiation exposure for a patient is significantly lower than with traditional X-ray technology. We are able to see below the surface of your pet's gum line to fully evaluate each tooth.
This technology allows the vets at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services to see results immediately, then project them onto a computer screen to review.