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REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Causes of palmar foot pain and the aetiopathogenesis of navicular disease remain poorly understood, despite the high incidence of foot-related lameness. HYPOTHESES Abnormalities of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) may contribute to palmar foot pain; ageing degenerative changes may be seen in horses free from lameness; and(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY There has been no objective study comparing radiological features of spinous processes (SPs) in the thoracolumbar region and/or scintigraphic findings with clinical signs. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between the presence or absence of clinical signs of back pain and: 1) radiological findings of close, impinging(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Causes of palmar foot pain and the aetiopathogenesis of navicular disease remain poorly understood, despite the high incidence of foot-related lameness. HYPOTHESES Abnormalities of the collateral sesamoidean ligaments (CSLs), distal sesamoidean impar ligament (DSIL), deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT), navicular bone, navicular(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Associations between degree of ossification of the cartilages of the foot and injuries to other structures of the foot have been suggested, but have not been investigated by large scale studies. OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency of grade >3 ossification of the cartilages of the foot (possibly significant ossification, PSO),(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Lameness associated with lesions of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) in the digit is now recognised as an important cause of lameness, but there is currently limited information about the pathological nature of the lesions. OBJECTIVES To compare: signal intensity changes on magnetic resonance images with histopathology;(More)
OBJECTIVE The case histories described each presented with a visual deficit, varying from permanent total blindness with ophthalmoscopic evidence of optic atrophy to variable and transient visual disturbances, including occasional blindness, but with absence of ophthalmoscopic or any other ocular abnormality. ANIMALS STUDIED Three horses of widely(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Foot pain is a common cause of equine lameness and there have been significant limitations of the methods available for the diagnosis of the causes of foot pain (radiography, nuclear scintigraphy and ultrasonography). Until recently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the horse has been limited to examination of cadaver limbs.(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY The diagnosis of foot-related lameness often remains elusive and it can be difficult to offer rational treatment, or to predict outcome. OBJECTIVES To describe the spectrum of injuries of the foot identified using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to determine their relative prevalence among MRI diagnoses and to establish the(More)