KENNETT SQUARE, PA - In a major advancement for equine veterinary medicine services, the Widener Hospital for Large Animals at New Bolton Center is now offering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services with a dedicated large animal system that gives Penn vets greatly enhanced views of a horse's limb—from foot to knee and foot to hock, as well as the head. This technology is made possible through a collaborative partnership of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Universal Medical Systems, Inc., of Ohio and the manufacturer, Esaote of Italy.
"This collaborative agreement offers veterinarians and their equine patients an exponentially improved ability to accurately diagnose the cause of lameness, as well as sinus, neurological and cervical problems," says Dr. Alexia McKnight, assistant professor of radiology. "It will lead to more effective treatments for our greatest equine athletes as well as the beloved ‘back-yard’ pleasure horse."
The Widener Hospital is located on the Kennett Square, PA, campus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.