Lameness Care and Prevention for Horses in Brisbane, Ipswich and Lockyer Valley
Lameness can significantly limit your horse’s performance.
In addition, mild lameness can often lead a bigger problem and, therefore, all cases of lameness need to be investigated.
At times, the signs of lameness are so subtle they are hard to see with the untrained eye. At other times, lameness can only be felt while riding. A lameness examination by a veterinarian will assist in determining where the lameness is originating from, so a treatment plan can be devised.
What’s involved in a lameness examination?
We offer a thorough lameness examination, starting with gait observation on the lead and then on the lunge. Starting from the hoof, we work methodically up the leg to determine the source of your horse’s lameness.
This procedure often involves:
- Hoof testing
- Flexion tests
- Nerve and joint blocks
- Radiograph or ultrasound
Our expert team have the experience and knowledge that is required to speak identify your horses’ symptoms and then quickly develop a treatment plan for your horse. Your next steps, please call us today by clicking below:
Where will the lameness examination be performed?
For your convenience, we can perform a lameness examination at your property. We have the latest in advanced digital imaging which can be transported and used in the field.
How long will the lameness examination take?
This will largely depend on the signs your horse is exhibiting. Using our techniques and equipment, we should be able to determine the source of your horse’s lameness within one hour. However, if further testing is required, we may need to refer your horse to our purpose-built facilities.
Your Next Steps
If you suspect your horse is lame, call us on (07) 5411 4554 to speak with a qualified veterinarian.