Your lameness investigation will involve a complete gait evaluation by one of our team, including a ridden assessment where necessary. Where appropriate it may be necessary to undertake diagnostic anaesthesia (nerve blocks) to identify the specific site of a lameness, and in many cases this is best done over several days to minimise distress to the horse and to ensure the most accurate interpretation. Your horse is very welcome to stay in the clinic during this process, and will be cared for 24/7 by our team of nurses and housevets.
Once lameness has been localised, the very latest wireless digital radiography (X-ray) and ultrasound equipment may be used to gain further information and a prognosis for your horse. We also have access to external nuclear scinitigraphy (bone scan), MRI and CT imaging when necessary.
As well as a surgical service, we are able to offer all recognised treatments for your horse. These include joint medications, stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PrP), IRAP, laser wound therapy, shockwave therapy, and many more.