Case Description—3 horses with lameness localized to the proximal aspect of the metacarpus or metatarsus.
Use of computed tomography to diagnose new bone formation associated with desmitis of the proximal aspect of the suspensory ligament in third metacarpal or third metatarsal bones of three horses
Journal: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
The collateral ligaments of the distal interphalangeal joint: Magnetic resonance imaging and post mortem observations in 25 lame and 12 control horses
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal
Reasons for performing study: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used with increasing frequency to diagnose injuries of the collateral ligaments (CLs) of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, but the results have not been verified by histology and the mechanism of injury is poorly understood. Hypothesis: Abnormal signal intensity and tissue contour represents change in tissue structure detected on histology. Objectives: To compare results in horses free from and those with chronic lameness and to describe possible progression of lesions.