Lameness in equine athletes is very common, and is the leading cause of training failure, poor performance and even retirement in many disciplines. Lameness issues can, in some cases, be very frustrating problems to diagnose and manage. They can be associated with many different causes including joint inflammation and osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries and foot pain.
We perform a large number of lameness evaluations at ABEC and our team’s experience and diagnostic imaging capabilities are well placed to help you work out any lameness issues your horse may be experiencing.
We are fortunate to work with several excellent farriers, commonly working closely together to manage horses with foot related issues.
Our in-house lab is also set up to harvest and process platelet rich plasma (PRP) and IRAP therapy for the treatment of lameness cases. The best candidates for this therapy are horses with joint inflammation (synovitis) and early osteoarthritis. If you think one of these therapies might be indicated for your horse, please contact us at the clinic to discuss.