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A novel diagnostic modality

UVAS CMS Dept. Launches Horse Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography Facility. First time in Pakistan



Diagnostic ultrasound is considered the gold standard in the evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders in horses esp. tendon and ligaments. Tendon and ligament injuries are relatively common among equine athletes as Pakistan Horse Industry is flourishing with great pace. Horses engaged in strenuous work such as racing, polo, jumping, endurance or draught horses are more likely to sustain a tendon or ligament injury. Keeping in view the facts, CMS dept. launched horse musculoskeletal ultrasonography to enhance the horse health care facilities in Pakistan. Dr. Shehla Gul Bokhari (Asst. Prof) and Dr. Sadaf Aslam (Asst. Prof) CMS-surgery section initiated this project under the kind supervision of Hon’ble chairperson Prof.Dr.Aneela Zameer Durrani. Aamir Noor and Azmat Ullah are the M-Phil Scholars working in this project and they have bestowed UVAS Diagnostic facilities with another royal feather.