Before bringing your horse to Cave Creek Equine Surgical & Diagnostic Imaging Center, please be sure that we have access to your previous medical records if they are important to the case. Please be sure to notify us of any special requirements your horse may need during their hospitalization. Most surgical procedures and MRI appointments require that the horse be kept off food 8 to 12 hours before the scheduled procedure. All horses coming for an MRI should have all 4 shoes pulled prior to admission to the hospital. Horse shoes are not compatible with the large magnets of the MRI.