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Seahorse Xray

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Re: Seahorse Xray

« Reply #15 posted: 3 months ago »
Fair point.

Back to X-rays, if any other member is interested and willing to xray there seahorse let me know, I'm happy to try to find a local vet that is willing to do it. Hopefully at no cost, but no guarantees.
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« Reply #16 posted: 3 months ago »
I don't know what your resources are for x-raying seahorses, but have you considered building a library of x-rays that can show normal conditions, and, the various internal diseases that afflict our seahorses?
Being uneducated on the internal workings, I don't know if x-rays can help in diagnosis of unknown deaths like perhaps internal organ failure due to chemical imbalances or even water conditions.
If x-ray diagnosis of seahorse problems is possible, and if vets were able to go to a site to compare x-rays, I'm wondering if we could lower the hobbyists seahorses losses over time.
I also have been wondering what negative things can happen in subjecting the seahorses to x-rays.
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« Reply #17 posted: 3 months ago »
Establishing a file of x-rays of normal of seahorses is a starting point to begin establishing a data base. It would be one more diagnostic tool.
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« Reply #18 posted: 3 months ago »
I would be interested in a library of Seahorse xrays, but like Rayjay I have concerns about the negative effects of subjecting seahorses to xrays.
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« Reply #19 posted: 2 months ago »
With digital xrays and knowledge of the machine it would be a single xray with low exposure from radiation. I'm sure the effects would be extremely limited.
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« Reply #20 posted: 2 months ago »
I am always wary of medical machines that I don't understand and their possible side effects.  My husband lost his leg due to the side effects of radiation on the wound site where a cancer was removed.  Of course since the cancer has never come back in 15 years, it was not a bad trade off.
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