Lameness Diagnosis and Treatment
This ever evolving field of science absolutely requires an experienced and dedicated practitioner and up to date technology. A comprehensive lameness work up may involve physical examination, gait observation, flexion tests and nerve or joint blocks to isolate the source of pain in the lame horse. Our portable digital x-ray unit allows us to take diagnostic films in the field and view the films immediately. Portable ultrasound allows examination of soft tissue injuries, such as tendon and ligament injuries. Once the source and extent of the lameness has been determined then a treatment plan can be developed to help heal the injuries and prevent or minimize future damage. For horses with specific issues and the need for corrective shoeing, we often work with area farriers to provide x-rays and diagnostic information to formulate a corrective trimming and shoeing plan.