Our veterinarians perform soundness and lameness evaluations both at the clinic and in the field. We will work with you to resolve performance problems and to keep your horse in peak athletic condition.
Soundness/lameness evaluations include:
-Hoof tester examination
-IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Anatagonist Protein)
This is a regenerative therapy for joint inflammation. We use the patient’s blood to concentrate anti-inflammatory proteins in serum and then inject the affected joint(s) to treat inflammation. This therapy can be used in place of traditional steroid treatments or when there is a lack of response to traditional steroid treatment.
-PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP is used in the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries and may help to increase healing. The patient’s blood is collected and processed to concentrate platelets and other growth factors. The concentrate is injected into the area of injury.
Pro-Stride is an Autologous Protein Solution (APS) that is derived from your horse’s own blood. It is the most advanced treatment that can be performed stall-side in one visit to the farm. No further processing or incubation at the clinic is required and it is never frozen. Pro-Stride is a natural steroid-free alternative to traditional steroid joint injections. It is safe for use in young, Insulin Resistant (IR), Cushings horses and those at a higher risk of laminitis.
Most often used for soft tissue injuries, stem cells may aid in the healing process. Stem cells can be obtained from the horse’s fat, processed, and injected into the area of injury.
-Traditional joint therapy (corticosteroid injections)
Our digital radiography equipment is used to evaluate and diagnose conditions causing lameness.
Our ultrasound can be used to diagnose soft tissue injuries causing lameness.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been widely used to treat musculoskeletal conditions of the horse. These include tendon and ligament injuries, sore backs, certain joint conditions, as well as bone and wound healing. Shock waves are high energy acoustic (sound) pulses that target the injured tissue to promote appropriate healing.