Radiographic examination is a very useful non invasive diagnostic tool for detection of most of the developmental osteo-articular diseases in young horses, where the hock joint often shows radiographic signs referable to DOD. A good program of radiographical screening should have a high diagnostic efficacy with the smallest number of views possible. Aim of the study was to compare, in hocks of young horses, diagnosis made by reading all 4SV with diagnosis obtained from the single LM view. Radiographies of 34 hocks with signs of the commonest DOD have been selected. A valuating grid helps less experienced lectors to check all commonly affected anatomical sites. For experienced lectors, single LM view can subside 4SV for most of the signs of DOD of the hock excepting OC at the tibial malleoli.
E’ sufficiente la sola proiezione latero-mediale (LM) nella diagnosi delle patologie ortopediche di sviluppo (DOD) del garretto in cavalli in accrescimento? Studio preliminare. Is latero-medial (LM) view sufficient for diagnosis of developmental orthopedic diseases (DOD) at the hock joint in young horses? Preliminary study / Cubeddu, F.; Careddu, Giovanni Mario; SANNA PASSINO, Eraldo; Verwilghen, D.; Busoni, V.. - In: ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DELLE SCIENZE VETERINARIE. - ISSN 1825-4454. - (2012), pp. 296-297. ((Intervento presentato al convegno LXVI Congresso SISVet tenutosi a Roma nel 12/14-09-2012.