Equine Lameness Examinations
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.
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.