ON NAVICULAR DISEASE IN THE HORSE

A Roentgenological and Patho-anatomic Study Part I Evaluation of the Flexor Central Eminence

Authors

  • Paul W. Poulos Jr. DVM, PhD,

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    1. Department of Veterinary Radiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610.
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  • Ashley Brown

    1. Department of Veterinary Radiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610.
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  • Prepared in part as individualized investigation in partial fulfillment of degree requirements (Brown). College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. Journal Series #118.

  • This study was partially funded by the Laboratory for Comparative Bone and Joint Disease, Department of Veterinary Radiology and funds from the United States Department of Agriculture. FLAV-CO-00075.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. P. W. Poulos, Department of Veterinary Radiology, Box J-102, JHMHC, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610.

Abstract

Radiolucent crescents found in the cortical bone of the flexor central eminence are normal variations of equine navicular bones and represent the radiographic presentation of a curvature in the central eminence that is best visualized when a dorsoproximal-palmarodistal beam angle of approximately 45° is used.

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