Equine Soundness Evaluation

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Our veterinarians will work with you to meet your soundness goals for your horse – whether it be pasture comfort, trail riding soundness or excelling in competition. Sound equine motion involves integration between the four limbs as well as the trunk. A soundness evaluation allows us to begin to understand the root(s) of your horse’s condition.

A common soundness evaluation exam includes:

  • Movement evaluation on different surfaces
  • Palpation of the limbs and back
  • Flexion tests
  • Hoof test with hoof testers
  • Nerve blocks
  • Digital Radiographs

A soundness evaluation may also include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Joint injections
  • Referral for MRI/CT
  • Referral for Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP), Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem cell therapy