One of the key actionable points arising from the Fetlock Risk Assessment for Thoroughbred meeting was to highlight the importance of better utilisation & interpretation of the flexed DP/PD radiographic projection. While standards have generally been rising in recent years, it is felt that wider grassroots application of the technique could offer one of the best opportunities to enhance the early diagnosis of condylar injury and thereby reduce catastrophic fracture rates.


BEVA are supporting this action point by making their field guide, written by Pete Ramzan of Rossdales LLP, Newmarket, more widely available. Currently this is accessible online and the FRAT group are approaching other national veterinary associations in an effort to distribute the guide via these groups.