Scintigraphic detection of equine orthopedic infection using Tc-HMPAO labeled leukocytes in 14 horses

Craig D. Long, Larry D Galuppo, Ned K. Waters, William J. Hornof

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of 99mTc-HMPAO leukocyte scintigraphy (LS) by means of a retrospective review of its use in 14 horses that were evaluated for orthopedic infection as a cause of lameness. A total of 17 LS exams were performed in 14 horses. LS studies were positive in 10 of 14 horses. A bacterial infection was confirmed with cytology or culture in 9 of 10 positive horses. Negative LS studies occurred in 4 of 14 horses. Necropsy confirmed the lack of infection in 2 of the 4 horses. Other clinical data and a favorable clinical outcome supported a negative study in the other 2 horses. No false negative or false positive studies were identified. It may be concluded that HMPAO-LS is an effective tool for the diagnosis of orthopedic infection in horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume41
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2000

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Keywords

  • Equine
  • Infection
  • Leukocyte
  • Scintigraphy
  • Tc-HMPAO
  • Technetium-99m

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  • veterinary(all)

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Scintigraphic detection of equine orthopedic infection using Tc-HMPAO labeled leukocytes in 14 horses. / Long, Craig D.; Galuppo, Larry D; Waters, Ned K.; Hornof, William J.

In: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Vol. 41, No. 4, 07.2000, p. 354-359.

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