A Practical Guide to Equine Radiography


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Gabriel Manso Díaz, Javier López San Román, Renate Weller


297 × 210 mm

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A Practical Guide to Equine Radiography is designed to accompany the clinical veterinarian either within a hospital setting or out in the field. The book offers an informative step-by-step guide to obtaining high quality radiographs with a focus on image quality, accuracy, consistency and safety. General principles and equipment are covered before working through the anatomy of the horse with separate chapters devoted to each body region, providing a thorough and detailed picture of the skeletal structure of the horse, making the book an ideal reference for professionals involved with horse health and disease.

Features provided in the book will guide the veterinarian through the stages of taking and interpreting normal radiographs and include:

·     Clinical indications of radiographic areas of interest in the horse

·     Equipment required

·     Preparation and setup guides, supported by photographs

·     Projections focusing on radiographic areas of interest, aided by photographs

·     x-rays presented with detailed labels, providing a close-up view of skeletal structures

·     Three dimensional images demonstrating normal anatomy

A Practical Guide to Equine Radiography is an essential tool for equine practitioners, veterinary students and para-professionals.




  1. How to get the most from your x-ray system
  2. X-ray equipment and radiation safety in equine practice
  3. Image quality: how do we assess image quality and what can we do to get the best possible image?
  4. Foot
  5. Pastern
  6. Fetlock
  7. Metacarpus and metatarsus
  8. Carpus
  9. Elbow
  10. Shoulder
  11. Tarsus
  12. Stifle
  13. Pelvis
  14. Head
  15. Cervical spine
  16. Back
  17. Thorax
  18. Abdomen



Richard Stephenson for Vet Record

Nov 30, -0001

This book is a triumph of publishing – beautifully illustrated, it’s a must-have for anyone who regularly x-rays horses. In my imagination this book turns a black and white subject into vibrant colour.


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