Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Animal health at MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Just like a human is wheeled to an exam room, so is a horse at the Mississippi State University Vet School.
A team helps get the sedated animal loaded on to a mobile unit that houses at MRI machine for large animals.
Once inside, just like a human, the animal's vital signs are monitored and the exam begins.
Dr. Sarah Sampson, with MSU Veterinary Medicine, said, "An MRI is able to evaluate both soft tissue and bone structures within the foot or any other part of the limb. And it can actually do a better job imaging bone and soft tissue than any other imaging that we have."
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