Lameness Examinations

We see many lame horses and the majority of these can be resolved at the horse’s yard without the need for further investigation.

Lameness Work-up

However, those lamenesses that are more serious or do not resolve with initial treatment need to be brought to the Equine Clinic for a more detailed work-up. The diagnosis of equine lameness can be quite challenging. As a result, we employ various investigative techniques and equipment to find the cause of the problem, allowing us to treat the horse successfully.

Lameness workups at the Severn Edge Equine Vets Clinic often entail some or all of the following;

  • Assessing the lameness
  • Examining the horse’s movement on the concrete trot up area and/or the sand indoor school.
  • Flexion tests of the limbs
  • Palpation of the limbs
  • Nerve and/or Joint blocks to localise the source of the lameness.
  • X-rays of the affected area.
  • Ultrasound Scan of the affected area.

Related Facilities

On-site Stabling