Saturday, 28 June 2014

Synchronised imaging techniques: One more chance for rhinoceroses' foot treatment

Date:
June 26, 2014

Source:
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)

Summary:
A new imaging strategy of synchronizing computed tomography with digital radiography helps to diagnose and initiate appropriate treatment of foot diseases in mega-vertebrates. Despite their long history in captivity, extending at least to Roman times, the fate of some rhinoceros species in zoological collections is still uncertain. Captive rhinos are confronted with chronic foot diseases, a group of severe disorders previously thought to be confined to soft tissues and recently shown to include diverse severe bone pathologies.


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