Veterinarski glasnik 2002 Volume 56, Issue 5-6, Pages: 321-328
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Diagnosis of hoof disease in horses using computed tomography
Kovač Milomir, Nowak Michael, Kaufels Nikola, Tambur Zoran
This study describes findings of computed tomography investigations at the Bergische Equine Clinic (Germany) of 39 horses with hoof diseaseas. The most frequently findings were the navicular syndrome (eight horses), laminitis (seven horses), keratnoma (six horses) and ossification of collateral cartilages in the distal phalanx (four horses). The special value of the computed tomography is in evaluating the size and courses fracture/fissure of the navicular and koffin bones, which were diagnose in five horses. In four of horses no pathologic changes of the hoof were determined by computed tomography.
Keywords: horses, hoof disease, computed tomography (CT)