Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017
This year, Elizabeth Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a professor of equine surgery at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in Manhattan, shared her top take-home messages for 2017 equine surgery-related studies during the convention, held Nov. 17-21 in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s presentation marked the end of her three-year term on the broadcast team.
Hock Injection Accuracy
In the first study Santschi recapped, researchers sought to determine how accurate veterinarians were at placing intra-articular (in the joint) injections in the two lower hock joints—the centrodistal (CD) and the tarsometatarsal (TMT)—in 12 healthy horses. Veterinarians injected 4 mL of contrast medium into each joint. The researchers noted needle repositioning and/or replacement, then took radiographs to determine where the medium was located within the desired joint.
The research team determined
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