Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Pelvis: radiography

Contributor(s): Tim Donovan, Sarah Freeman, Vetstream Ltd, Jeffrey Watkins, Chris Whitton

Introduction

Radiography allows assessment of osseous and soft tissue structures of the pelvis   Pelvis: radiology  .

  • The pelvis is a difficult area to radiograph, requiring powerful x-ray equipment and facilities to radiograph horses under general anesthesia   Anesthesia: general - overview  .

Uses

  • The most common reason to radiograph the hip and pelvis is to determine if there is a fracture, in which case a general anesthetic is contraindicated for at least 6 weeks.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive diagnostic technique.

Disadvantages

  • Primarily detects bony changes.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Powell S (2011) Investigation of pelvic problems in horsesIn Pract 33 (10), 518-524 VetMedResource
  • Barrett E L, Talbot A M et al (2006) A technique for pelvic radiography in the standing horse. Equine Vet J 38 (3), 266-270 PubMed.
  • May S A, Patterson L J, Peacock P J & Edwards G B (1991) Radiographic technique for the pelvis in the standing horse. Equine Vet J 25, 312-314 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Butler J A, Colles C M, Dyson S J, Kold S E & Poulos P W (1993)Clinical Radiology of the Horse.Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN: 0-632-03271-5.
  • Morgan J P, Neues J & Baker T (1991)Equine Radiography.Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. ISBN: 0-8138-0257-1.
  • Dik K J & Gunser I (1989)Atlas of Diagnostic Radiology of the Horse.Part 2 - diseases of the hindlimb.

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