Thoroughbred auction house converts to digital radiography with Eklin

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Keeneland, a thoroughbred auction facility, has added 20 review stations from Elkin Medical Systems for a total of 32 image review workstations for its 2007 Yearling Sale. The expanded Eklin Digital Repository is currently being used at this year’s Breeding Stock Sale.

The sale includes approximately 5,400 horses, with hundreds of millions in revenues expected. Horse buyers require a set of radiographs of the selling horse’s extremities which must be taken no earlier than three weeks prior to the auction. The radiographic exam is then submitted to Keeneland’s repository.

Due to the expansion of the Eklin Digital Repository this year, approximately 500,000 digital images were reviewed, according to Lexington, Ky.-based Keeneland.