Standing low-field magnetic resonance imaging of a comminuted central tarsal bone fracture in a horse

D. M. Bolt, R. M. Read, R. Weller, C. Sinclair, F. H. David

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Abstract

This report describes the use of low-field standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and clinical decision making process in a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare with a comminuted central tarsal bone fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging in the standing horse was preferred over computed tomography examination under general anaesthesia because the animal had sustained the injury during a poor recovery from a previous general anaesthetic episode. Magnetic resonance imaging examination identified a comminuted central tarsal bone fracture with a configuration that was not identifiable with radiography. Due to extensive comminution of this fracture, conservative management was pursued. Standing low-field MRI examination enabled safe examination of this animal and provided useful diagnostic information whilst facilitating the clinical decision making process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-623
Number of pages6
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Central tarsal bone
  • Fracture
  • Horse
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Tarsus

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