CHARACTERISTICS OF RADIOGRAPHIC (X-RAY) STUDIES OF PRE HORSES FOR EVALUATION AT THE TRIBUNAL FOR QUALIFIED BREEDING STOCK (TRC)
I – ANATOMICAL REGIONS AND RADIOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS
Horses to be evaluated at the ‘Tribunals for Qualified Breeding Stock” (TRC) shall undergo a prior radiographic study that includes ten (10) x-rays of the anatomical regions and projections specified below:
Region of the fetlock (metacarpo/metatarso-phalangeal): (4 x-rays)
1 Lateromedial Projection for each fetlock (LM): Both proximal sesamoid bones must be seen superposed and permit the study of the sagittal crest of III metacarpal/metatarsal bones.
Region of the tarsus: (4 x-rays)
1 External Oblique Projection of each hock (Dorsolateral-plantaromedial) (D45ºL-PlMO): They must allow the study of the medial malleolus of the tibia and the medial lip of the trochlea of the astragalus.
1Internal Oblique Projection of each hock, either made as Dorsomedial-plantarolateral (D45ºM-PlLO) or Plantarolateral-dorsomedial (Pl45ºL-DMO): They must allow the study of the intermediate eminence of the tibial cochlea and the lateral lip of the trochlea of the astragalus.
Region of the stifle: (2 x-rays)
1 Lateromedial Projection of each stifle (LM). Both femoral condyles must be seen superposed, or almost, and allow the study of the lips of the femoral trochlea.
All x-rays will be performed on site by an ANCCE approved veterinarian. It is highly recommended to have x-rays done by a veterinarian prior to the TRC to make sure the horse(s) will qualify.
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