Peninsula Equine Veterinarians


Lameness Investigation

Our lameness investigation and treatment includes

  • Clinical examination areas

  • Trotting up

  • Lunging on hard or soft surface

  • Radiography

  • Ultrasonography


Lameness is a common presenting complaint of horses

Ranges from small losses in quality of movement to non-weight bearing gaits. 

Using an initial clinical exam and history we start to work out which leg, or legs, are involved.

We further refine this to certain areas using flexion tests, hoof testers and diagnostic nerve blocks to pinpoint the areas of pain.

Further investigation of these areas using digital radiography and/or ultrasound may then be required

P.O. BOX 325, Somerville, Victoria

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