Equine Lameness Evaluation
As part of our commitment to providing the best and most comprehensive veterinary medical care for horses, we gladly offer lameness evaluations for our valued patients. Whether your horse is a pleasure horse, a star athlete, or anything in between, lameness can affect your horse’s daily routine, performance, and overall quality of life. Our veterinarians are happy to evaluate your horse, identify and manage any problems, and recommend an effective treatment plan.
When performing a lameness examination, we will carefully evaluate your horse’s joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We will examine each limb at rest and in motion. Further evaluation may involve monitoring your horse’s gait after flexion of the limb (called a flexion test) to help determine if a particular joint is the source of pain. If necessary, we can also employ other diagnostic and imaging tests, such as radiography (x-rays), and ultrasonographic evaluation to aid in our diagnosis and to develop appropriate treatment options.
Through careful lameness evaluation and use of diagnostic techniques, we can determine the source of your horse’s lameness and recommend the most appropriate treatment. Call today to learn more about our comprehensive services.