The Accurate Interpretation of Horse Radiographs
This is a companion article to The Diagnosis of Lameness in Horses
which should be read first if the cause and location of the lameness is not known.
Ever wonder what the vet is looking for when he looks at those radiographs? By putting together the clinical findings with the radiographic changes it is often possible to come to the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for the lameness. In the accurate diagnosis of lameness abnormal radiographic findings must be evaluated in light of:
- Clinical findings
- Radiographic findings
- The severity of the radiographic changes
- The established relation of the specific radiographic changes with causing lameness
This article discusses the accurate diagnosis of lameness using radiographs and provides links to specific diseases diagnosed radiographically.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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