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.
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How Important is MRI for Diagnosing Navicular Syndrome?
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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.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, ‘Podotrochlosis (aka Navicular Syndrome) Update.’ Listen to the full recording here.

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.11/14/2018 15:00

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Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, is an assistant professor of large animal surgery at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Guelph in 2006 and completed her large animal surgical residency training at Cornell University in 2010. Following her residency, Kyla went on to obtain a PhD in equine cartilage repair at Cornell. In 2016, she joined the large animal surgery faculty at New Bolton Center, where she focuses on orthopedic surgery and research on gene and cell therapies for improving cartilage repair and preventing osteoarthritis.

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