Foot care is of primary importance in equine care, and our veterinarians will perform lameness evaluations
At our clinic, we are able to offer a complete and thorough evaluation, including X-rays, to assess the source and course of treatment for this serious problem. Lameness can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
- Injury to bone, muscle, tendons, or ligaments
- Neurological disorders
- Horse hoof
- Horse conformation
Nerve blocks and X-rays help pinpoint the area of lameness and guide us in treatment protocols and prognosis. Treatment may vary depending on diagnosis, but often includes rest, appropriate medication, and other supportive therapies. Consultation with our veterinarian is generally recommended, even for mild lameness, as it may worsen if not properly diagnosed and treated.
If you are planning to buy a horse, please contact us regarding an equine pre-purchase exam. An important component of this exam is a thorough lameness examination to rule out existing unsoundness.