We have our own portable digital X-ray system, which can be used on-site to help investigate any boney abnormalities, which your horse may have.
Digital X-ray, these days, is a must-have piece of kit for any dedicated equine-only practice.
Most commonly, X-rays (radiographs) are taken as part of a lameness investigation in order to help diagnose the cause of lameness. However, the use of X-rays doesn’t just stop there. Radiographs are also used to assess certain dental and sinus disorders in horses too.
Our portable machine, is light, but powerful and as such, can be used for most radiographic assessments.
The main advantage of digital X-ray is the clarity of the image which it affords, meaning that even the most subtle lesions can be detected. Digital X-ray also allows us to e-mail images to farriers or specialists where required.