Journal article

Radiographic assessment of carpal conformation in the horse: Technique development and validation of the consistency of measurements

Timothy AO Olusa, Sa'ad MY Ismail, Christina M Murray, Helen MS Davies

Anatomia Histologia Embryologia | Wiley | Published : 2021


Carpal conformation is often considered as a contributory factor to performance and lameness in the horse; however, few attempts have been made to objectively measure radiographic variations of carpal conformation in horses due to insufficient measurable carpal parameters. This pilot study used carpal radiographic images acquired from 10 cadaveric equine forelimbs transected at the antebrachial midshaft from 7 adult horses (7.2 ± 2.6 years), positioned at ‘zero lateromedial’ (ZLM) and ‘zero dorsopalmar’ (ZDP) views, to investigate the anatomy of the equine carpus and develop parameters that could be objectively used to assess carpal conformation in horses. Dorsal carpal angle (DCA: 176.61 ± ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) from The University of Melbourne, Australia.