Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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Navicular Disease: MRI Provides New View

A large group of horses that developed clinical signs of navicular disease during the six months prior to exam were scanned with MRI. These horses demonstrated typical signs of bilateral forelimb lameness, sensitivity to hoof testers over the middle

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Better Diagnosis of Bone and Soft Tissue Injuries Through MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that has been used for human diagnosis since the 1980’s but is a relatively new diagnostic tool in treating horses. It provides incredibly sharp and detailed pictures of soft

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Veterinarians Use MRI to Diagnose Navicular Injury

Magnetic resonance imaging was important in making an accurate diagnosis and yielded evidence that navicular bone injury, even in the absence of radiographic evidence of a fracture, should be considered as a differential diagnosis for horses

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Animal Health Trust to Install Standing MRI

The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, has announced that it will be acquiring a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit to expand its equine diagnostic capabilities.


“In 2000, a high-field MRI scanner was installed at th

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New Diagnostics Help Decipher Navicular Pain

Horses that had intermittent lameness; pointing a foot; soreness to hoof testers over the frog; shifting leg lameness; contracted, upright feet; and stabbing toes, shortened stride movement were candidates for Navicular Disease.

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AAEP Convention 2005: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

“I am here to convince you that MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is in all your futures, so you are going to have to develop some familiarity with this,” began Robert Schneider, DVM, MS, equine orthopedic surgeon at Washington State University,

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Imaging Foot Lamenesses

As the old saying goes, knowledge is power. Nuclear scintigraphy and MRI evaluation proved their worth yet again in this study by giving information about the exact nature and location of these horses’ injuries, which helped practitioners select the

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Helping Horses Worldwide

As a responsible horse owner, you make management decisions that affect the current well-being of your horse and his future vitality.

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Hock MRI Studies

A U.K. researcher examined how age, exercise, and riding discipline and level affect hock joints, and she hopes to make recommendations on how to take better care of equine athletes’ hocks.


Orthopedic research technician Marion Branch,

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