Radiography is predominately used for the imaging of your horses bone. We use an advanced digital x-ray system that is mobile allowing us to obtain hospital quality images at your home stables. Using our Eklin DR system it is now possible to get amazing quality images without moving your horse off the yard. By eliminating the need to travel this is not only convenient for you but is also great for your horse as any pain or discomfort is minimized and x-rays are taken in a familiar environment reducing stress.
Radiography is particularly useful in lameness investigations but is also used in the evaluation of the head, tooth, neck and back disorders.
Laminitic radiograph. The pedal bone is rotated and close to prolapsing through the sole. By xraying the pony on site unnecessary pain is avoided.
Fracture. This pony has a fractured olecranon, a bone in the elbow. The fracture healed with rest.
The upper cheek tooth on the left has a ‘clubbed’ appearence. The abnormal tooth was removed by oral extraction.
Pedal bone fracture. This fracture is articular (communicates with the coffin joint) and is displaced. The fracture was stabalised surgically.
Hock radiograph. This image shows severe osteoarthritis (the mottled bone) affecting the proximal intertarsal joint of the hock.
Infection of the withers. The smooth bone to the right of the radiograph is normal, the irregular bone on the left of the image is caused by infection. This resolved with prolonged antibotic therapy.