Lameness & Performance Investigations


Diagnostic Lameness and Performance Investigations

The diagnostic procedure has advanced significantly over recent decades but at long last newer, more strategic treatments are becoming available to bring the therapeutic options on a par with the sophisticated level of diagnostic information that can be achieved.

The investigation process involves clinical examination, observation of gait and regional anaesthesia (nerve and joint blocks) to localise the lameness. Our team of experienced clinicians use these nerve blocks strategically to desensitise regions of the limb and then re-assess the gait; desensitising the region affected will result in an improvement in the lameness.

Once the affected area has been determined, a combination of radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and sometimes arthroscopy can be used to achieve a diagnosis. Apart from scintigraphy, all this can be done on site.

Armed with a diagnosis, treatment can be tailored to give the most appropriate therapy that gives to best chance for a successful outcome.

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