Lameness Diagnostics and Treatment

At Blue Water Equine Hospital, we understand the significance of addressing lameness issues promptly and effectively.

Lameness Diagnostics and Treatment in Emmett, MI

Our dedicated team of veterinarians employs advanced diagnostics and comprehensive treatment options to ensure the best possible care for your horse.
Lameness Diagnostics

Lameness Diagnostics and Treatment

Lameness is one of the most common reasons for discomfort and poor performance of the horse. Appropriate diagnosis can help direct treatment and get your horse back to performing at their best. Determining the cause of the lameness begins with a skilled examination that may involve diagnostic nerve blocks, radiographs, and/or ultrasound. There are a number of treatment options available at our hospital, including intra-articular injections, stem-cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma, Pro Stride, and Shock-wave therapy.

Thorough physical assessments to evaluate gait, posture, and overall body condition. Utilization of cutting-edge diagnostic tools such as digital radiography and ultrasound to identify issues in bones, joints, and soft tissues. State-of-the-art motion analysis system for precise identification and quantification of lameness during movement.

Tailored treatment plans based on the specific diagnosis and the unique needs of each horse.

Treatment of Lameness Diagnostics

  • Intra-Articular Injections: Targeted injections to alleviate pain and inflammation in affected joints.
  • Stem-Cell Therapy:Harnessing the regenerative potential of stem cells to promote healing in damaged tissues.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): Using the horse’s own platelets to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.
  • Pro Stride: An advanced treatment combining PRP and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein for enhanced therapeutic effects.
  • Shock-wave Therapy: Non-invasive therapy employing shockwaves to stimulate tissue repair and reduce pain.