As part of our dedicated specialist service, we offer standing equine MRI to our clients and those referred to us by their own vets. Lameness in a horse can be a source of frustration for both you, and the treating veterinary surgeon. Cases where nerve blocks have localised the area of lameness, but where no visible changes can be seen on X-ray or ultrasound, will benefit from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
MRI enables detailed examination of many structures within the lower limb, without the need for a general anaesthetic. It is particularly useful in diagnosing diseases of the foot, including navicular disease, and can diagnose the specific cause of lameness in over 90% of cases. Interpretation of the MR images at Fyrnwy Equine Clinic is performed by both Specialists in Equine Surgery and Specialists in Diagnostic Imaging, enabling us to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best treatment for our patients.
If you think that MRI may be suitable for your horse, please contact us on 01939 260251.
For vets wishing to refer, please contact the office on 01939 260251. If you would like to talk to us before committing, Tim is always happy to discuss your client’s case and answer any queries you might have.