Subchondral cyst-like lesions in the talus of four horses

Authors: 
Montgomery, L.J.; Juzwiak, J.S.
Volume: 
21
Number: 
12
Pages: 
629-637(9)
Journal: 
Equine Veterinary Education
Date: 
December 2009

Subchondral cyst-like lesions (SCLs) of horses have been found in various locations, but SCLs of the talus have been reported rarely. In this report, we describe 4 horses affected with a SCL of the talus. Each SCL was identified using digital radiography, and each horse was treated by intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide. Case details, history, findings during clinical and radiographic examination, treatment, and outcome of each horse are discussed.