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Digit: radiography

Contributor(s): Ellen Singer, Chris Whitton

Introduction

Non-invasive diagnostic technique for investigation and evaluation of the second and third phalanx, the navicular bone and the surrounding soft tissue and hoof wall   Radiography: overview  .

Uses

  • Investigation/evaluation of digit, eg lameness, chronic draining tract, foot balance and intra-operative procedures.
  • Prepurchase examination   Pre-purchase examination  .

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Claerhoudt S et al (2012) Differences in the morphology of distal border synovial invaginations of the distal sesamoid bone in the horse as evaluated by computed tomography compared with radiography. Equine Vet J 44 (6), 679-683 PubMed.
  • Caine A (2009) Practical approach to digital radiography. In Pract 31 (7), 334-339 VetMedResource.
  • Booth T & Weaver M (2005) Radiography of the horse 3. distal cannon bone and fetlock joint. In Pract 27 (10), 522-528 VetMedResource.
  • Moleman M et al (2005) Accuracy of hoof angle measurement devices in comparison with digitally analysed radiographs. Equine Vet Educ 17 (6), 319-322 VetMedResource.
  • Redden R F (2003) Radiographic imaging of the equine foot. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 19 (2), 379-392 PubMed
  • Park R D (1989) Radiographic examination of the equine foot. Vet Clin North Am 5, 47-66 PubMed.
  • Tellhelm B, Fritsch R & Reckels F J (1988) The optimal radiologic presentation of the horse digit under practice conditions. Tierarztl Prax 16 (4), 395-401 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Bathe A P & Joyner S M (2003)Limitations and Improvements in the Quality of Navicular Flexor View Radiography.In:Proc 49th AAEP Convention.pp 317-319.
  • Redden R F (2003)Clinical and Radiographic Examination of the Equine Foot.In:Proc 49th AAEP Convention.pp 169-185.
  • Butler J Aet al(2000)Clinical Radiology of the Horse.2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
  • Morgan J P, Neves J & Baker T (1991)Equine Radiography.Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press.


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