Equine Lameness Examinations

Dr. Olivier and Nurse Courtney reading Ozzies Lameness Report

Lameness in horses is common and our experienced vets offer thorough examinations to diagnose problems which may cause this condition.

Veterinarians at the RVH use a non-invasive, objective measurement program called The Equinosis Q to aid in diagnosis of lameness.

Equinosis Q Brochure

How does it work?

  • Lameness exams generally take around two hours for a thorough consultation.
  • In some cases, nerve blocks are used to determine and isolate areas of concern.
  • Visual assessment and movement in a straight line and on different surfaces are often important in the diagnosis of the problem.
  • Radiographs, blood tests or other diagnostics may be required.

Lameness may be caused by a number of factors which require careful evaluation. At the end of the investigation, your veterinarian will provide you with a diagnosis of your horse and recommend treatment options.

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