Thanks to PET, Equine Lameness Research Progressing in Leaps and Bounds

NaF PET and fused PET CT transverse images of the fetlock of a 6-year-old Warmblood horse.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has been proving its worth in assessing issues in the horse’s foot and the suspensory ligament.

The technology has been pioneered by UC Davis, which became the first veterinary hospital in the world to install an equine PET scanner in 2016. Since then, there have been more than 85 equine PET studies.

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