Computed Tomography

We are the only equine hospital in North West England to offer this advanced form of radiography, which produces 3D images of bone and soft tissue.

CT scanning is especially useful for planning reconstructive surgery and for diagnosing diseases of the head, such as head shaking, sinus disease, dental problems, nasal discharge and head trauma.

Our equipment can scan the head and neck regions of horses and ponies over 14hh. Additionally it can scan the limbs of foals and miniature ponies.

The scanning process itself takes minutes but the entire procedure, including preparation of the horse, usually takes a couple of hours. We use a custom-made platform and have three members of staff in attendance at all times for maximum safety.

Horses are sedated for CT scanning and can attend on an outpatient or inpatient basis.