In equine practice, the main use of radiography is usually in lameness and back pain investigation. However it is being increasingly used in the evaluation of dental pathology, head and neck problems. A benefit from having x- ray machines which are safe and powerful enough to take good quality radiographs of the limbs, head and jaw of a horse. We have a dedicated radiography room at the practice, as it is usually more convenient to take radiographs at the surgery. The digital equipment enables us quickly to see if the pictures we have are good enough for diagnostic purposes or referral; or whether they need repeating while the horse is still available at the surgery. In addition digital processing time is much quicker, thus reducing costs and the length of investigations.
We do have additional portable machines, which can be used for emergencies or for non-moving laminitic ponies.