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Handbook of Equine Radiography


The Handbook of Equine Radiography is a practical and accessible “how-to” guide to obtaining high-quality radiographs of the horse. It covers all aspects of taking radiographs of the commonly examined regions (lower limbs and skull) as well as less frequently examined areas (upper limbs, trunk).

The main part of the book consists of diagrams to illustrate the positioning of the horse and the radiography equipment. For each view a benchmark example of a normal radiograph is illustrated. The accompanying text for each radiographic view succinctly presents the most relevant aspects.

Practically orientated, and including chapters covering such key areas as radiation safety in equine radiography and patient preparation, plus a trouble-shooting section, the Handbook of Equine Radiography is an indispensable guide to practitioners in all countries engaged in equine work.

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Key Features

    • Clear diagrams illustrate the positioning of the horse and the radiography equipment

    • Contains all the information required to radiograph a horse

    • Accessible to veterinary surgeons who obtain most of their radiographs in the field


Published Reviews

    "This book is a good practical reference to obtaining high-quality radiographs... Practically orientated; the drawings, photographs and images make the book a great educational tool as well as a reference for the clinical setting. Overall, it will serve as an excellent reference for equine radiographers, veterinary technicians and veterinarians alike as well as veterinary students."

    Veterinary Record, June 2010

Author Information

    By Martin Weaver, BVMS, PhD, Dr.Med.Vet., DipVet Radiology, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery, University of Edinburgh, UK and Safia Barakzai, BVSc, MSc, DESTS, Dipl ECVS, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Handbook of Equine Radiography
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 190 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 1/5 X 6 1/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2863-2
  • Copyright: 2009