Xraying a horses' back

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by sleeknstylish, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. sleeknstylish

    sleeknstylish Well-known Member

    Has anyone had their horses' back (poll to dock) xrayed, with difinative results?

    I would like one of ours to have an xray, but am cautious as to wether or not there is an xray machine strong enough to show clear results.

    I would assume Larkhill or Murdoch to have the strongest machine here?
  2. Caroline

    Caroline Well-known Member

    Horses are massive animals and such technology has a real hard time penetrating thru to the areas where diagnosis can help. Dep soft tissue or orthapedic x-ray diagnosis is very expensive and mostly nonconclusive. Sorry.:))
  3. sleeknstylish

    sleeknstylish Well-known Member

    Thanks Caroline.

    I can afford the xrays, just wondering if anyone has had it done in WA (that views this forum), so I can assertain if there is a vet with a strong enough machine here.

    The xrays are performed successfully by a vet in Vic (and SA, I'm told), but that is no help to me right now lol

    I will be calling the two vets mentioned tomorrow, and see what they say.........
  4. Cornflower

    Cornflower Well-known Member

    I would be interested too. I was told years ago by a vet that you cannot get through to the hip area. As in, x-raying their pelvis, because it's not powerful enough.
    I'm not sure about the whole back.
    If you find out, can you please PM me?
  5. sleeknstylish

    sleeknstylish Well-known Member

    I certainly will let you know ;-)

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