A horse's mobility is vital to their everyday life and happiness, so lameness can be a major issue and cause for concern. Lameness is any abnormality in the gait or stance, usually caused by pain, illness, injury, or repetitive use.
There are a variety of causes, so a thorough examination may be necessary to determine the necessary course of action to treat the symptoms. Country View Equine Clinic is capable of in field and in clinic examinations and diagnostics. We have state of the art equipment to assist us in diagnosing and treating a variety of issues including portable digital x-ray and ultrasound units, as was well as a Lameness Locator objective gait analysis unit.
We also often have a trained veterinary technician with us. This allows us to do the most complete examinations possible in the field and saves you from having to handle your horse for the exam and possible treatments thereafter. Technicians trained in how to properly handle your horse in situations specific to lameness exams allow for the safest possible environment for you and your horse.
The veterinarians at Country View Equine Clinic also work very closely as a team with many farriers in the area to provide the best and most streamlined care possible for your horse.
If your horse is dealing with lameness issues or any sort of mobility problem, please don't hesitate to contact us today.