Here are some pics of the team being trained how to use the new scintigraphy unit and our first patient to successfully have a difficult lameness diagnosed.
The screen shot shows a stress fracture of the right humerus. This injury can only be accurately diagnosed with scintigraphy. It is extremely important to establish the correct diagnosis in cases such as this because, if not managed properly, they can easily propagate and become complete fractures with truly disastrous consequences (i.e. euthanasia in almost all cases). With the appropriate treatment almost all horses recover fully and return to full work without further lameness.