Maintaining & Restoring Soundness in Horses
Lameness can indicate a variety of ailments ranging from subsolar abscesses, inflammation, or arthritis to fractures, tendon injuries, and infection. Our veterinarians are skilled at assessing your horse to pinpoint the source of the lameness so we can devise an effective treatment plan. We believe accurate localization and diagnosis is the key to positive outcomes.
When horses injure themselves, there is no shortage of options to help facilitate and accelerate recovery. There are a growing number of regenerative orthobiologic products and regenerative procedures, along with rehabilitation, that can dramatically improve a horse’s return to function.
offers a variety of equine therapeutic treatments to help manage pain, speed healing, and reduce inflammation and scar tissue. Our primary goal is to help your horse recover fully and return to their normal activities as soon as possible while minimizing the risk of further injury.
Evaluating & Treating Lameness
At VetweRx Equine, a lameness evaluation starts with a comprehensive hands-on examination in search of pain, heat, or swelling of muscles, joints, bones, and tendons.
Our vets will evaluate the movement of the horse at a walk, trot and canter for stiffness, stride shortening, head bobbing, and lead switching. We will also discuss any performance issues perceived by the trainer and rider. Flexion tests may illuminate any subtle signs of pain and irregular movement.
Diagnostic blocks may then be performed to help further localize the source of pain. This information then guides recommendations for diagnostic imaging or treatment depending on the severity of lameness and client goals.
VetWerx Equine Lameness Therapies
Our range of equine therapeutic services aid in pain management and healing for numerous health conditions in horses.