To determine the association between ultrasonographic (US) and anatomopathologic findings, an US examination was performed postmortem on the fetlock and associated structures of 37 equine forelimb specimens. All these specimens exhibited images suggestive of lesions on the ultrasound examination. Subsequently, these limbs were dissected and underwent an anatomopathologic study. Ultrasonographic changes in size, shape, architecture, and echogenicity of ligaments, tendons, joint capsule, articular cartilage, and bony surfaces of the metacarpophalangeal joint were associated with the anatomopathologic findings.
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science