Why Not MRI for Your Equine Veterinary Practice?

Many owners will do just about anything to get to the bottom of a stubborn mystery lameness, and a veterinarian might suggest an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in such a case. This advanced modality is often considered the “gold standard” in equine foot and lower-limb imaging. To help horse owners better understand MRI, we’ve scoured our archives and collected 10 resources about this diagnostic modality and some of the ailments it can help identify, all available to you free on TheHorse.com.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Does MRI Work? Veterinarians consider MRI the gold standard for diagnosing equine musculoskeletal injuries. Learn more about this important diagnostic tool in our visual guide! Sponsored by Hallmarq Advanced Veterinary Imaging. View Now

PODCAST: How Important Is MRI For Diagnosing Navicular Syndrome? MRI revolutionized the way veterinarians diagnose problems with the equine podotrochlear apparatus. Dr. Kyla Ortved explains its importance and when it’s worth the expense. Listen Now

ARTICLE: MRI for Foot Lameness MRI exams are more expensive than most other diagnostics. But with better associated recovery rates, it might be a worthwhile investment, say researchers. Read Now

AT A GLANCE: MRI to Diagnose Equine Lameness MRI has become easier to use and more accessible. Using this diagnostic tool early leads to improved outcomes for lame horses. View Now

VIDEO: 5 Things You Need to Know: MRI Monty McInturff, DVM, shares the most important things he thinks horse owners should know about MRI as a diagnostic tool. Watch Now

ARTICLE: Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID? Researchers concluded that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size, as well as small details not readily visible on CT scans. Read Now

FACT SHEET: Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness Your veterinarian already has the ability to localize subtle lameness in your horses: tools to perform effective diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocking, digital radiographs (X rays), and ultrasound. So why bother considering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well? Find out in this fact sheet. Download Now

SLIDESHOW: Standing MRI in Horses MRI offers an a look at horses’ internal structures. Over the past decade this modality has become the “gold standard” for diagnosing equine lameness, including those related to navicular syndrome. Learn about standing MRI in this slideshow. View Now

ARTICLE: Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI Researchers have learned that MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse’s hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT: Why Not MRI for Your Veterinary Practice? MRI is an advanced diagnostic technology within reach for veterinary clinics. Find out how. View Now