Lameness Exams


Often a horse is brought in for a lameness evaluation because it is "off", isn't stopping, jumping, or turning a a barrel like it used to.  Since the horse can't tell us what is causing the pain, a thorough evaluation must be undertaken to diagnose the problem, including:

McCleery North Florida Equine Lameness

  • Palpation for heat, soft tissue swelling, joint effusion, and sensitivity
  • Evaluation of the horse in motion
  • Hoof tester application
  • Flexion tests
  • Diagnostic nerve blocks
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound


Our veterinarians will then work with you in the management of your horse's lameness to get you back in the saddle using therapies including:

  • Joint Injections
  • Therapeutic Shoeing
  • Protocols for rest and rehabilitation