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Infectious temporomandibular joint disease in the horse: computed tomographic diagnosis and treatment of two cases
  1. E. P. L. Warmerdam, DVM1,
  2. W. R. Klein, DVM, PhD2 and
  3. B. P. J. M. van Herpen, MD3
  1. 1 Department of Radiology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Utrecht, Yalelaan 10, de Uithof, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of General and Large Animal Surgery, Veterinary Faculty, University of Utrecht, Yalelaan 12, de Uithof, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Westeinde Hospital, Lijnbaan 32, 2512 VA The Hague, The Netherlands

Abstract

Diagnostic imaging and treatment of unilateral destructive temporomandibular joint disease in two horses is described and discussed. Computed tomography appeared to be the best imaging technique for these lesions. The disease can be followed by functional recovery after the infection has resolved.

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