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Comparison of radiography, scintigraphy and ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a case of temporomandibular joint arthropathy in a horse
  1. R. Weller, MRCVS1,
  2. E. R. Cauvin, DVM, MVM,MRCVS2,
  3. I. M. Bowen, BVetMed,MRCVS2 and
  4. S. A. May, MA, VetMB,PhD,MRCVS2
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Veterinaerstrasse 13, 80539 Munich, Germany
  2. 2 Department of Farm Animal and Equine Medicine and Surgery, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield AL9 7TA

Abstract

Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disease in the horse presents a challenge to the equine veterinarian. This case report illustrates a combined imaging approach using radiography, scintigraphy and ultrasonography in a horse with severe arthropathy of the left temporomandibular joint Radiographs were inconclusive. Scintigraphy with Tc99m methylenediphosphonate localised, but failed to characterise the disease process; ultrasonography was the only imaging method which both localised and characterised the lesion. Ultrasonography proved to be a relatively cheap, technically easy to perform and non-invasive method for the assessment of the disease.

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