Lameness exams in horses can range from being a straight-forward, to
diagnose the problem affecting only a single limb to a complex,
multi-limb problem requiring several diagnostics to evaluate and
treat. Many times, a combination of veterinary exam findings and owner
input are necessary to get a better understanding of the problem. Our
veterinarians use a logical pattern of diagnostics to accurately
diagnose the source of the pain and start the appropriate treatment.
The owner’s role in the examination is to provide an accurate history
of when the lameness began and how it has progressed, both prior to and
after the initiation of treatment.