Lameness problems can range from straight forward issues to more complex problems.
The following tests may be performed to further evaluate lameness in your horse:
- Evaluation of gait on a lunge line on our lunging pad and walking/trotting "in-hand" on grass and/or hard surface .
- Examining the condition of the horse's feet. Hoof testers may be used.
- Flexion tests (stressing different joints to localize pain)
- Once the lame limb is identified, sequential peri-neural blocking can more specifically locate the area of the leg affected.
- Digital xrays of the affected area
- ultrasound to assess ligaments and soft tissue.