Lameness issues can range from straightforward to more complex concerns. 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.
Examine 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 x-rays of the affected area.
Ultrasound to assess ligaments and soft tissue.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 902.543.5602.