A horse's mobility is vital to their comfort and happiness, which means lameness can be a cause for concern. Lameness is any abnormality in the gait or stance and is usually caused by pain, illness, injury or repetitive use.
Because the cause of lameness can vary, a thorough examination and individualized treatments are necessary. Our veterinarians are capable of in field and in-clinic assessments and therapeutics. We have state-of-the-art equipment that assists us in diagnosing and treating a variety of issues including portable digital x-ray, ultrasound units, and a Lameness Locator which is an objective gait analysis unit.
Oftentimes our veterinarians have a certified veterinary technician with them. This allows our doctors to do the most thorough and safe examinations as possible. It also allows you to observe the appointment and ask questions when necessary, without the distraction of handling your horse.
Our doctors work very closely with many farriers in the area as well as trainers and equine rehabilitation specialists. This allows us to provide streamlined care that considers the whole horse.
If your horse is dealing with lameness issues or any sort of mobility problem, please contact us today.