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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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SOUZA, L.P. et al. Tomographic imaging of the cervical spine of horses. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.5, pp. 1137-1144. ISSN 0102-0935.

The anatomy of the cervical spine of mature horses based on images obtained with a helical computed tomography examination performed on anatomic specimens was studied. Computed tomography was the diagnostic imaging method of choice and allowed three-dimensional reconstructions of images and other anatomical planes, such as coronal and sagittal. All images were acquired and evaluated in the filter and window to bone tissue. It was possible to demonstrate the anatomical differences and peculiarities of the normal vertebrae, particularly the occipito-atlantoaxial region, which has a higher incidence of changes to assist in the visualization of any change of the bone pattern on CT studies.

Keywords : horse; helical CT; cervical.

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