Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Greetings, and thanks for the question. You sound very well knowledged as far as covering the basics for X-Rays for a prepurchase. Yes, you are correct in the normal views taken for a navicular series. All of the major joints (fetlocks, hoof, carpus, hock) require four views for a full assessment. As far as the stifle, a lateral (side-to-side) and an AP (front to back) are necessary. If there are possible lesions apparent within the stifle (which could indicate OCD, especially in the young horse), then additional oblique views may be required.
So yes! with those view you should have your bases covered.
Again, thanks for the question, and please let me know if I can be of any further help.
All the best,
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be offline for a few hours. I'll check for any further questions you may have when I return.
Glad to have helped, Gretchen, and I hope all was clear. Please do let me know if any other questions come up, I'm always happy to help.
Best of luck with your new horse, and I hope that everything works out well!
All the Best,
Thanks for asking. Yes there is a way to request me personally. Although I've never seen the "customer" side of the screen, there should be an option pertaining to requesting certain Vets. If there are any questions, you can always contact the help staff. They're a great resource for any questions you have on the site. I'm not always online (obviously, as I have my own practice to run), but I do check in daily and try to help as many people as I can.
So thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Goodnight from Orygun! (We're neighbors!)
Just checking to see if you have any further questions.