Bone scintigraphy as an aid in the diagnosis of occult distal tarsal bone trauma in three horses.

Susan M Stover, W. J. Hornof, G. L. Richardson, Dennis Meagher

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Abstract

History, physical examination, and bone scintigraphy were used to diagnose central and/or third tarsal bone trauma in 3 acutely lame horses. In all 3 cases, the results of initial radiographic examination were negative. Bone scintigraphy revealed focal, intense radioisotope uptake at the level of the distal tarsal bones in the 3 horses. Radiographs obtained 4 weeks after injury in one horse demonstrated a slab fracture of the central tarsal bone. Conservative management of the tarsal bone disease resulted in acceptable return to function in all 3 horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-628
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume188
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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