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Evaluating a New Imaging Technology for Identifying Sites of Infection in Horses

This study will use radiolabeled immunoglobulin to screen horses with a known site of infection. Because of horses’s large bodies, it can be difficult to determine the source of infection with current imaging technologies, which may delay appropriate treatment. This study evaluates the sensitivity and specificity of scintigraphic imaging using radiolabeled immunoglobulin to screen a horse’s entire body for a site of infection. The development of this protocol for detecting infection in horses will enable rapid lesion localization, prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment that benefits the horses’ welfare.

Dr. Steven T. Zedler, University of Queensland, Australia