Shock Wave

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy uses short but intense energy waves to treat a variety of conditions in horses. Research and anecdotal results support its use for suspensory ligament desmitis, chronic muscle soreness (back pain) and fibrosis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, podotrochlosis (navicular syndrome), and other conditions.

Shock waves are created by a generator and delivered via a handpiece applied to the affected area. Shock wave is performed on a sedated, standing horse, and treatments usually take 20 minutes or less. It’s usually administered in a series, with several treatments delivered at two- to three-week intervals. A lameness work-up and diagnosis is necessary prior to prescribing shock wave as a treatment.

Our portable unit is available for ambulatory calls as well as at the hospital.

Veterinarian Performs Dental Float on a Horse

Winter Dental Special!

Get $40 off per horse for all dental exams with equilibrations / floats performed at the clinic through the end of February 2023. Please schedule now to reserve your appointment by emailing info@bendequine.com or calling the clinic at (541) 388-4006.

Also ask about our seasonal bloodwork and Coggins' test discounts!

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