Equine Lameness Diagnosis
We have state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat lameness in your horse at your yard.
If you think your horse might be lame / have performance issues, please get in touch so that we can help.
As an example, several horses are presented to us each year with a ‘bad back’. When investigated, they are often showing mild hind limb lameness which has lead to the back becoming sore secondarily. The lameness can be caused by diseases affecting the bone and soft tissue, for example osteoarthritis (OA). Like people, this is more common later in life but it does not exclusively affect the older horse. OA can be managed using a number of techniques such as Injections into the joint spaces. This is a relatively common procedure and involves the injection of corticosteroids and lubricating substances such as sodium hyaluronate. If successfully identified and treated, the horses performance and welfare can be greatly improved.
In addition to our mobile equipment, our referred services include MRI, CT and Bone Scanning (scintigraphy). We are committed to providing excellent care and a professional service to all our clients.