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.
Anteroposterior radiograph of the foot demonstrating a radiolucent separation of the hoof wall
consistent with a radiographic diagnosis of infection or abscess.