In 2015 we purchased a new direct digital radiography unit. This unit is second to none and allows us to take brilliant quality radiographs. Digital radiography does not require film processing and allows immediate examination of x-rays on a computer screen. This unit is portable, allowing us to use it away from the hospital if necessary.
When your horse has x-rays taken, we will generally sedate it, as movement can blur x-rays and make them unreadable, and our staff are often placed in positions of potential danger in order to get diagnostic views. Depending on the level of sedation and type of medication required, your horse should be ready to travel home after 30-60 minutes.