MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
MRI provides a detailed image of the soft tissue and bone structures of the lower part of the horse’s leg. The MRI-scan is made after localisation of the lameness with diagnostic analgesia (by your personal Veterinarian or ourselves). This examination is carried out on a standing horse; injuries can be visualised from the hoof to and including the knee (carpus) or hock.
The main indications for an MRI are horses whose lameness is localised in the lower part of the leg but of which the abnormality cannot be detected with radiography or ultrasonography.
Diagnosting the exact cause of the injury allows us to assess the adequate treatment and to optimize our advice for rehabilitation and prognosis.