Lameness | Performance | Prepurchase

Lameness, Performance and Prepurchase exams

Lameness Exam

Lameness diagnosis and treatments are the most common procedures we do at SVEC. A thorough physical examination and history are followed by observing the horse’s movement in hand and/or under saddle. Subtle lameness issues are frequently only appreciated when the horse is ridden. We focus on diagnosing the problem to restore freedom of movement and take away the source of stiffness and soreness. Our proven exam techniques, low-risk diagnostic nerve blocks and high-quality imaging investigate the source and are keys to our success.

Performance Exam

We listen to you, no one knows your horse like you. What if your horse is not lame, but is still experiencing performance anxiety or collection issues. Maybe we are moving really well and free of inhibition in one direction, but not the other direction. We are hunting for the source of these type of issues on a daily basis. We utilize acupuncture point scanning, chiropractic concepts as well as conventional diagnostics, such as gastroscopy, ultrasonography and under saddle evaluations to pinpoint the offending cause. Restoring the fluid relationship between horse and equestrian is something we do every day

Prepurchase Exam

Sports medicine diagnosis and treatment is a significant portion of our practice background. This background and imaging expertise allows our veterinarians to perform thorough examinations prior to a buyer’s purchase of performance horses. Our veterinarians work with local, regional, national, and international buyers in the acquisition of their investment. We work closely with your veterinarian at home and if the need arises, we can share results and digital imaging with them in a timely manner to help ensure a seamless transfer of ownership.
SVEC emphasizes the importance of evaluating your horse investment with genuine concern for the future welfare of the match between horse and owner. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal or a high-performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in our pre-purchase exam.

SVEC has the most up-to-date equipment, superb facilities, and the expertise to give you peace of mind as you consider the following:

  • Lameness: The most common procedures we do at SVEC, its what we do!
  • Performance: Why do things fall apart in the pen or lift his back at home?
  • Prepurchase: Is he going to hold up under the rigors of training?

SVEC will thoroughly outline the procedures until you feel comfortable with the exam prior to commencing. Our imaging systems allow for our digital radiograph, ultrasound or endoscopic images to be emailed, which is encouraged and included in the exam price.

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