There is a new guideline for horse X-rays and it will be officially used in 2018. It will serve as an interpretation aid in observing X-rays of horses in the matter of purchase examination.
Every horse owner wants a healthy horse, thus before the horse changes owners there needs to be a thorough evaluation and an x-ray examination as standard procedure. It is expected that skeleton related risks can be found completely through a one-time x-ray procedure. However, this is not always the reality. Especially the division of x-ray classes has heightened this expectation, which led to people regarding it as more valuable than a clinical examination. “Yet, it is actually the clinical examination that is the most important basis of evaluating the recent condition of the body of the horse,” explains Prof. Dr. Karsten Feige, President of GPM and Director of Klinik für Pferde der Tierärztlichen Hochschule in Hanover.Read more: NEW X-RAY GUIDELINE 2018