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Computer Tomography: A Novel Diagnostic Technique used in Horses

D Kihurani

Abstract




In Veterinary Medicine, Computer Tomography (CT scan) is used more often in dogs and cats than in large animals due to their small size and ease of manipulation. This paper, however, illustrates the use of the technique in horses. CT scan was used in the diagnosis of two conditions of the head and limbs, namely alveolar periostitis and Navicular disease. The advantages of the technique are evident in the clarity with which the lesions are seen, as well as the precise identification of the affected tooth or bone.

The Kenya Veterinarian Vol. 21 2001: pp. 32-33



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/kenvet.v21i1.39508
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