The proven game changer in lameness diagnosis
MRI has for long been the imaging method of choice in human medicine, making it the gold standard for diagnosing pathology. Hallmarq’s Standing Equine MRI (EQ2) system brings the same diagnostic capability to equine clinical practice, with the equine patient at the forefront of every design decision.
How it works
Commonly, the outcome of a conventional lameness workup is a horse that blocks to a certain region but has no visible changes on X-ray or ultrasound. Response to treatment may be the only way to confirm or refute a potential diagnosis, and the horse may have to repeatedly return to the clinic for further examination. This pathway costs both time and money, while the patient may lose condition and the injury gets worse. By visualising slices through tissue, MRI can quickly and precisely localise damage to both bone and soft tissues without the need for anaesthesia.
-Diagnostic in over 90% of cases, Standing Equine MRI (sMRI) identifies the specific cause of lameness
-MRI is the only way to distinguish between the many different diseases underlying “navicular disease” in the foot
-MRI of the fetlock and knee allows racehorse trainers to modify training to prevent poor performance and avoid the risk of serious injury