Cervical imaging in the horse

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Imaging of the cervical region is frequently undertaking as part of the diagnostic assessment of horses with neurological disease (e.g. gait deficits) and neuro-anatomical localisation to the cervical spinal cord. In addition, cervical imaging may be undertaken in horses with other presenting complaints, including forelimb lameness, neck stiffness, trauma and head shaking. Comprehensive imaging of the cervical vertebral column and accompanying soft tissues (including the spinal cord) is problematic in adult horses, given animal size and limitations in access to the tissues with several modalities. However, imaging of the cervical region may yield important diagnostic information, both in terms of diagnostic inclusion and exclusion, complementing other aspects of the neurological examination and ancillary testing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANZCVS Equine Chapter proceedings 2015
EditorsGareth Trope, Laura Nath, Liz Walmsley
PublisherAustralia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAustralian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week 2015 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 09 Jul 201511 Jul 2015


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Science Week 2015
CityGold Coast


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