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Digit: radiology

Contributor(s): Sarah Freeman

Indications for radiography

Radiography allows assessment of both osseous and soft tissue structures of the foot   Digit: radiography  .

  • Lameness/pathology localized to the foot or pastern.
  • Penetrating injuries.
  • Chronic infection/discharge.
  • Evaluation and monitoring of laminitis   Foot: laminitis  .
  • Assessment of foot balance   Foot: trimming and balancing  .
  • Pre-purchase/insurance examinations   Pre-purchase examination  .
  • Monitoring of the effect of treatments and/or corrections.

Radiographic technique and evaluation

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Radiographic anatomy

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Radiographic interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Lawson J S et al(2012)Detection of joint effusion on radiographs of horses. Vet Rec170(13), 336PubMed.
  • Nagy A, Dyson S J & Murray R M (2008)Radiographic, scintigraphic and magnetic resonance imaging findings in the palmar processes of the distal phalanx.  Equine Vet J 40(1), 57-63PubMed.
  • Ruohoniemi M, Tulamo R-M & Hackzell M (1993) Radiographic evaluation of the ossification of the collateral cartilages of the third phalanx in Finnhorses. Equine Vet J25, 453-455PubMed.
  • Rendano V & Grant B (1978)The equine third phalanx: its radiographic appearance. Vet Radiol19, 125-135.
  • Petterson H (1976) Fractures of the pedal bone in the horse. Equine Vet J8, 104-109PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ross M W & Dyson S J (2003) Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse.Saunders, Philadelphia.
  • Butler J A, Colles C M, Dyson S J, Kold S E & Poulos P W (2000) Clinical Radiology of the Horse.2nd edn. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK.
  • Nixon A J (1996) Equine Fracture Repair.Saunders, Philadelphia.


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