Lameness Evaluation

When you need us

Dr Howard Ketover, wisconsin equine veterinarian, flexing a horse to test lameness

Your horse pulled up extremely lame, or maybe they’re just not performing as well as they used to

Maybe you noticed your horse is favoring one leg, or perhaps your horse just doesn’t feel right when riding. Either way, lameness is one of the most common – and frustrating – issues affecting horses and their owners. However, with better diagnostic and treatment options, lameness issues can often be managed with good veterinary care.

What we do

We can assess your horse’s lameness with a variety of tools prior to determining treatment

First, we look at the entire history of the horse to try to assess any underlying problems. Then we complete a physical evaluation, followed by an evaluation of your horse’s gaits. Next, limb flexions help us isolate the affected area, and a local anesthetic to the affected joint or area helps us isolate the issue. Finally, an ultrasound or radiograph gives us a more complete view of the area. This process lets us develop a diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan that’s right for you and your horse.

 

 

 

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