Radiograph question


I read about taking good radiographs and I was wondering if, instead of a tack placed at the tip of the frog, can I tape a small flat washer to the spot?  And will a strip of electrical wire taped to the hoof from the coronet to the tip of the hoof work as well? Crackers will be having radiographs on his fronts tomorrow and I would like to get them as best as possible.  It is always a crap shoot though because the vet isn't very patient.  He has a huge patient load and this area is not spoiled with veterinary choice. 

Thanks for any input -
Ellen and Crackers
July 2011, Goldendale, WA
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Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Ellen,

Those are perfectly acceptable ways to mark the dorsal wall and the location of the tip of the frog.

Jan 2005, RI

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