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Equine Digital Radiography

Digital radiography refers to X-ray equipment and the process of taking the X-ray images that are saved and viewed digitally rather than with film. Digital images are available almost immediately after the X-ray scan is performed.

Horse X-ray

Digital X-Rays

The Massachusetts Equine Clinic currently has two portable digital radiography units. One unit has a high powered x-ray camera particularly useful in obtaining back and neck radiographs. Digital radiographs optimize efficiency, offer excellent image quality and allow us to view and share the images with owners, trainers and potential purchasers on the farm within minutes. All images are securely stored off site and can be easily downloaded or e-mailed for your convenience. Radiographs of the head, neck, spine, and extremities are easily attainable.

Performance horse standing in Field

What is Digital Radiography Used for?

Most of the issues diagnosed by digital radiography are related to the bones, but this procedure may be used for some other problems as well, depending on the specific situation, such as:

  • Navicular disease

  • Pre-purchase examinations

  • Laminitis

  • Fractures

  • Podiatry cases

  • Wounds

  • Kissing spines

  • Sinusitis

  • Foot balance

At Massachusetts Equine Clinic, we are here to help. Please call us at (508) 278-6511 or contact us below to schedule your pre-purchase exam.