Island Life Magazine Ltd October/November 2011 - Page 89

EQUESTRIAN equine veterinary diary pose an infection risk to other horses within the hospital. Over 1500 horses are admitted to the hospital each year. Liphook exclusively provides twenty-four hour nursing care to our patients ensuring any problems are identified immediately and not left until hourly checks are performed. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed image of the inside of the body. They are a very effective way of checking for damage or abnormalities to the soft tissue found in limbs and joints and can be used to obtain clear images of cartilage, tendons, muscles and ligaments. MRI scans can also be used to diagnose conditions affecting bones such as arthritis, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) and fractures too small to be seen on x-ray. At the hospital our purpose 'V