Sports Medicine and Lameness

Lameness and whole-body care to keep equine athletes performing at their peak

Whether they’re jumping, chasing cattle, or dancing around the dressage court, our horses work hard for us. BEMC offers comprehensive sports medicine care to help these equine athletes maintain their soundness and to diagnose and treat lamenesses when they arise.

BEMC’s veterinary team is highly trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating equine lameness. Successful outcomes require thorough physical exams, lameness evaluations (sometimes under saddle), and knowledge of current therapies and treatments, all of which we offer.

Veterinarians often use a combination of diagnostic joint and nerve blocks to help identify the injured or abnormal area in a horse exhibiting lameness or decreased performance. Lameness clinicians also must be experienced in the use and interpretation of radiography, ultrasound, and other diagnostic modalities.

Once we identify the cause of lameness or reduced performance, treatments can include regenerative medicine (Pro-Stride, IRAP, PRP) therapeutic joint and tendon sheath injections, shock wave, mesotherapy, arthroscopic surgery, and many other options. 

See our Diagnostics and Treatments page for more information.

Related Diagnostics and Treatments

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

We offer acupuncture as a complementary treatment modality for a variety of equine conditions. Prescribed treatments are neuroanatomically based with emphasis on generalized body soreness/stiffness, lameness, saddle fit discomfort, equine foot pain, equine...

Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography allows instant visualization of x-rays. Results are read instantly, and radiographs can also be manipulated to provide optimal contrast and brightness. Digital radiography also allows electronic storage and transmission of images. BEMC is equipped...

Artemis Laser

Artemis Laser

The Artemis Non-Invasive Regenerative Therapy (NRT) laser is one of the most powerful therapy devices available for veterinary use and the only one that can treat with both NRT and RIM therapy. This distinguishes the Artemis from the many other cold laser therapies on...

Videoendoscopy and Gastroscopy

Videoendoscopy and Gastroscopy

Do you suspect problems from your horse’s throat to its airway to its lungs? Respiratory videoendoscopy might offer the answer. Endoscopy images your horse’s airways with a video camera and allows us to identify problems, take diagnostic samples, take bacterial...

Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography

Our clinicians use ultrasound extensively for reproductive work and to diagnose a variety of injuries and conditions. Our team has received specialized training in both performing ultrasounds and interpreting results. Ultrasound allows us to look at different internal...

Pro-Stride

Pro-Stride

Pro-Stride is an autologous protein solution (APS), which is a concentrated solution of cells, platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory proteins that is isolated from your horse’s or your dog’s own blood. This regenerative medicine treatment is...