Injury or declining athletic performance can strike any horse, but prompt examination can often prevent further damage and put your partner back on the path to a productive, happy life. Our veterinarians are skilled in assessing lameness and movement disorders. The lameness examination typically consists of:
Diagnostic nerve and joint blocks are utilized as necessary to locate the problem area. Once identified, other diagnostic tools such digital radiography and ultrasonography can be employed to evaluate the structures. In some cases, GVEC may refer the patient for MRI, CT scan, or bone scan in order to reach a diagnosis. Treatment plans can then be tailored to the individual needs of your horse, and may include:
Horses can be evaluated both at the farm and at the GVEC clinic in our fenced 60’x180′ riding ring.