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Veterinary Service

Pet Lameness Diagnosis

Trauma, sprains, ligament damage, and osteoarthritis are the most prevalent reasons of limping. However, there are numerous causes of limping, and determining the exact cause of lameness typically necessitates a thorough examination by a veterinarian.

Pet Lameness Diagnosis

Lameness evaluations include a physical examination, basic trot out, flexibility testing, lunging, and observation of the horse on different surfaces and under saddle. Each inspection is tailored to the unique animal for the best results.

Once a lame limb has been detected, more tests are frequently required to identify the location for better therapy. This could include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint Blocks
  • Diagnostic Imaging (Digital Radiology and Ultrasound)
  • Tick-Borne Disease testing (Lyme and Anaplasmosis)
  • Hoof testing

Treatment for lameness can vary depending on the exact situation. Patience is essential for a full recovery. We will assist with timeframes and rehabilitation programs for a variety of ailments. Treatments may also include the following:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Joint Injections
  • Stretching and Massage
  • Farrier Consultation


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Pet Lameness Diagnosis

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