Transverse CT image at the level of the ethmoid turbinates in a horse with epistaxis.
Dorsoventral radiograph of the caudal nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Both images from “The role of head computed tomography in equine practice”.

The Equine Veterinary Journal has joined forces with Equine Veterinary Education and Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound magazines to showcase an online collection of articles on imaging the head and spine of horses.

Videos cover the advantages of cutting-edge imaging modalities and draw comparisons with more readily available tools, such as radiography.

Unravelling complex pathology

One of the studies describes how CT can help unravel the pathology of various equine sinonasal tumours.

Other articles cover less common pathological conditions, including the historical, clinical, diagnostic imaging findings and outcomes of five horses with pneumocephalus.

Three studies in the collection display the various benefits of using MRI for the spine and neck, including:

  • the evaluation of 84 equine head disorders
  • the diagnosis of cervical stenotic myelopathy
  • the assessment of two foals with closed head trauma

Significant advances

Despite the significant advances in imaging, the horse’s back is still defying conventional systems, primarily because of its size, concludes a spinal evaluation article.

Equine Veterinary Journal associate editor Anthony Pease said: “Advanced imaging is still in its infancy, with sequences still being developed to help optimise the time and detail needed for diagnosing complex musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders.

“Continued research in a controlled environment and comparing to histopathology will allow clinicians to further their knowledge and understanding of the CT and MRI findings in the equine patients.”

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