Miscellaneous Conditions

Radiolucent Separation

Figure 48 demonstrates a radiolucent separation between the hoof wall and underlying structures. If this radiograph were obtained during a purchase examination and if the animal were sound, one might be somewhat confused in evaluating its clinical significance. It is certainly evidence of significant disease in the foot. Because it is probably a temporary problem that could be eliminated with proper treatment, it might be advisable to postpone a definitive decision until the foot has improved.