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Clinical Radiology of the Horse, 4th Edition

Clinical Radiology of the Horse, 4th Edition

Janet A. Butler, Christopher M. Colles, Sue J. Dyson, Svend E. Kold, Paul W. Poulos

ISBN: 978-1-118-91227-0

Dec 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

808 pages



Clinical Radiology of the Horse is the best-selling, practical guide to all areas of equine radiography and radiology written by an experienced group of clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds.

  • Offers an atlas of normal and clinical images, as well as a comprehensive guide to techniques, equipment, positioning, and interpretation for general veterinary practitioners and specialists in imaging and orthopaedics
  • Updates to this fourth edition fully reflect the move to digital imaging with many new figures in the book and major revisions to the chapters on the head, thorax, and abdomen
  • Contains expanded coverage of the foot, pastern, and fetlock (now in separate chapters) 
  • Includes a password-protected website with all the images from the book as well as over 200 additional images with examples of more subtle lesions, more fractures, correct technique and positioning versus incorrect, immature horses, progression of disease, and pathological images


PREFACE to the fourth edition vii


1 General principles 1

Introduction 1

Principles of radiography 3

Principles of radiographic interpretation: radiology 15

Radiological appearance of physiological changes and some common pathological lesions 20

2 Computed and digital radiography 41

3 The foot 55

Distal phalanx (pedal bone) 55

Hoof 97

Navicular bone 113

4 The pro ximal and middle phalanges and the pro ximal interphalangeal joint 149

5 Metacarpopha langeal and metatarsopha langeal (fet lock) joints 175

6 The metacarpa l and metatarsa l regions 215

7 The carpus and antebrach ium 259

8 The shoulder humerus  elbow and radius 301

Scapulohumeral (shoulder) joint and humerus 301 Humeroradial humeroulnar and radioulnar (elbow or cubital) joints and radius  330

9 The tarsus 349

10 The stifle and tibia 399

Stifle 399

Tibia 440

11 The head 449

Cranium 451

Paranasal sinuses (frontal maxillary conchal) and maxilla 466

Teeth and mandible 480

Pharynx larynx and Eustachian tube diverticulum 512

12 The vertebra l column 531

Cervical vertebrae 531

Thoracolumbar vertebrae 569

Sacrum and coccygeal vertebrae 602

13 The pelvis and femur 609

Pelvis 609

Femur 632

14 The thorax 639

15 The alimentary and urinary systems 687

Oesophagus 694

Abdomen and gastrointestinal tract 705

Urinary system 715

16 Miscellaneous techniques 723

Arthrography and bursography 723

Tendonography 724 Angiography 725

Venography 730

Myelography 733

Pneumocystography 743

Intravenous Pyelography 744

Other techniques 744

Appendix A: Fusion times of physes and suture lines 749

Appendix B: Exposure guide image quality and film processing faults 753

Appendix C: Glossary 761


"The purpose is to provide "a comprehensive book dedicated to equine radiography and radiology which would be of practical help to the practitioner, as well as providing specialist information." This worthy objective is accomplished by an exhaustive cohesive effort at consensus presentation rather than the more common individually authored chapters or sections...The book is so comprehensive that it illustrates most or all of the disease presentations in each anatomical region....This should be a mainstay reference for any equine-oriented students or younger practitioners....This effort by these highly credible authors is to be applauded.5 Stars!" (Doody Enterprises 28/04/2017