Ok thanks.. could you get me an email from the first "Rood and Riddle".The radiographs are digital and I have them on CD as well.. Which I am pretty sure I can burn it onto more cds. Thanks..So far I have 3 vets with 3 very different answers so thanks for all the help.
I would look at the three vets' experience - and pick the one with the most leg experience. In CA I had 4 vets I would call on things. One vet had spent 20 years working for a racetrack. He was MY LEG DOCTOR and the advice I followed. So look at the three vets' background.
There is a really good veterinary radiology specialist at NC State who my vet, Tim Ober, sends images to on occasion. He is the one who reads the MRIs, but I can't remember his name off the top of my head. That might be something a little different to look into, radiology is ALL this guy does.
The vets opinions were so drasically different. The vet with the most exsperiance told me the best news of the three. So i would LOVE to go with that. Although the other two vets made me loose some hope. So I would like to get a few more opinions.
P.S I do not mind paying. My horse is worth his weight in gold and I would like to do what I can for him. thanks again
I really liked Dr Doyle at Mid Atlantic Equine in Ringoes NJ.
If you can swing it I would consider going there. This way if they see something on the xrays you are right there if you need an ultrasound or other additional diagnostics.
If not give them a call and see if they will consult on the Xrays.
They actually were less expensive than my local vet and had a MUCH higer quality ultrasound machine. The portable ultrasounds apparently are not as good and it is harder to control the ambient light at the home farm.
I would think that the same may be true about digital xrays.
I also know for some diagnostics the vet prefers to do their own unless they know the vet that took the original ones. This way they can be assured that the view was actually taken where they expected it to be taken.
The other option is see whoever took the xrays recommends since he may already have a relationship with a vet at New Bolton, Cornell, R&R or one of the others. This would go back to the 4th opinion vet knowing and trusting the views and workmanship of the original vet.