Computer Tomography (CT) is an imaging technique which uses an x-ray machine which rotates and so produces cross-sectional images of part of a horse at a high resolution. This gives a detailed 3D image which is significantly better at helping with the assessment and identification of problems especially smaller injuries.
They are popular for looking at the head including the sinuses, nasal passages, teeth, and skull injuries or neurological problems.
In a similar way to MRI scanning there are machines which require the horse to lie down and be anaethetised but also, now, standing machines which allows the horse to simply be sedated. For the standing scans the horses stand on a platform which enable the horses head and neck to be moved easily in and out of the scanner.
Have you seen Wednesday's video 'An Easter Treat and a Suprise' on my You Tube channel?
Horse Life and Love. Please check it out and SUBSCRIBE.
You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on Chesney, Basil, Tommy and Daisy.
Until next time!