In the process of trying to diagnose and treat a horse with lameness issues, a mutual relationship with a farrier is essential. There are times when a change in shoeing will be integral to improving a horse’s soundness.
Progressive farriers appreciate having x-ray images to aid them in their trimming and shoe placement. Digital X-Rays make farrier consultation appointments much easier because we have the ability to take the radiographs with the farrier present and make recommendations on the spot. When it is not convenient to meet a farrier in the field, the digital x-rays can easily be e-mailed directly to the farrier after the exam. Radiology is the key to helping sore footed horses recover and re-establish normal foot health.