Hints and tips for metacarpal and metatarsal ultrasonography

The metacarpal and metatarsal regions are common sources of pain causing lameness in horses. 

Ultrasonography is an important imaging modality for the assessment of the soft tissue structures
of these regions. However, the diagnostic value of this modality is patient, machine, and user
dependent. The aim of this article is to provide practical ‘hints and tips’ that can improve image
quality and therefore the diagnostic value of ultrasonography.

Download our FREE guide to ultrasonography of the equine metacarpal and metatarsal. This article provides useful tips on topics such as patient preparation, machine setup and imaging technique all which are crucial in obtaining a high quality, diagnostic ultrasound image.

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