Authors: Groth, A.M.; May, S.A.; Weaver, M.P.; Weller, R.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Reasons for performing study: Criteria for the radiographic evaluation of navicular bones in horses have been published to standardise classification of radiographic signs. However, intra- and interobserver agreement have not been established.

Authors: Byam-Cook, K.L.; Singer, E.R.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Reasons for performing study: Despite the possibility that sound horses may have radiographic signs consistent with osteoarthritis of the small tarsal joints (OA-STJ), a diagnosis of 'bone spavin' as a cause of lameness is often made based only on radiographic examination. Objectives: To determine whether severity of radiographic change and response to treatment are correlated with the duration and degree of lameness and the response to intra-articular anaesthesia in horses with OA-STJ.

Authors: Relave, F.; Meulyzer, M.; Alexander, K.; Beauchamp, G.; Marcoux, M.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Reasons for performing study: Lesions located on the medial malleolus of the tarsocrural joint can be difficult to image radiographically. Ultrasonography allows evaluation of articular cartilage and subchondral bone.

Objectives: To compare dorso30° lateral-plantaromedial-oblique (DL-PlMO) and dorso45° views to detect lesions on the medial malleolus, to validate the use of ultrasonography to show lesions in the tarsocrural joint and to compare its sensitivity to radiography.

Authors: White, J.M.; Mellor, D.J.; Duz, M.; Lischer, C.J.; Voute, L.C.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal


Reasons for performing study: Rigorous evaluation of practicable methods for the objective assessment of foot conformation has not been performed.

Objectives: To assess the practicability, precision and accuracy of the process of obtaining measurements of horses' feet using photography and image processing software.

Authors: Dyson, S.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

Acquisition of a sufficient number of high quality radiographic views is an essential prerequisite to accurate radiological interpretation of the navicular bone. This requires appropriate preparation of the foot, careful attention to limb position and to both centring and direction of the x-ray beam, according to hoof capsule conformation. Artefacts are easily created.

Category: Equine - Imaging - Radiography