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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.

veterinarian stretches and examines horse's front leg
veterinarian flexing a horse's hock

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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 2024.

The appointment includes a head-to-hoof wellness exam, comprehensive oral exam, and nutritional consultation. (Our average dental exam and treatment cost is $168, plus an office visit charge and sedation.) Discount is available for haul-in appointments only.

Please schedule now to reserve your appointment by emailing info@bendequine.com or calling the clinic at (541) 388-4006.

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