Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a Thoroughbred racehorse

A. E Poulin Braim, R. J W Bell, J. A. Textor, W. Y. Lo, S. M. Puchalski, Larry D Galuppo

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Abstract

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred filly presented to the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California at Davis for whole body nuclear scintigraphic evaluation after an acute onset of nonweightbearing right hindlimb lameness post race. The use of computed tomography (CT) enabled visualisation of additional pathology that was not initially appreciable using combined imaging modalities of nuclear scintigraphy and digital radiography, which ultimately altered the selected course of treatment. Computed tomography in horses with fractures of the cuboidal bones of the hock can provide valuable additional information regarding fracture configuration and radiographically occult pathology, which may help to guide clinical decisions about treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-295
Number of pages6
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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Tarsal Bones
tarsus (bone)
bone fractures
Metatarsal Bones
racehorses
Bone Fractures
computed tomography
Animal Tarsus
Tomography
Pathology
Radiographic Image Enhancement
fillies
hock
scintigraphy
Hindlimb
radiography
Teaching Hospitals
lameness
Radionuclide Imaging
Horses

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Fracture
  • Hock
  • Horse
  • Tarsus
  • Third tarsal bone

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  • Equine

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Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a Thoroughbred racehorse. / Braim, A. E Poulin; Bell, R. J W; Textor, J. A.; Lo, W. Y.; Puchalski, S. M.; Galuppo, Larry D.

In: Equine Veterinary Education, Vol. 22, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 290-295.

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Braim, A. E Poulin ; Bell, R. J W ; Textor, J. A. ; Lo, W. Y. ; Puchalski, S. M. ; Galuppo, Larry D. / Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a Thoroughbred racehorse. In: Equine Veterinary Education. 2010 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 290-295.
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