Diagnosis

Authors: Marc T. Launois, DMV; Jean-Michel E. F. Vandeweerd, DMV, MS; Roland A. R. Perrin, DMV; Laurent Brogniez, DMV; Francis G. Desbrosse, DMV; Peter D. Clegg, MA, VetMB
Journal: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Case Description—3 horses with lameness localized to the proximal aspect of the metacarpus or metatarsus.

Authors: Dyson, S.; Blunden, T.; Murray, R.
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.