Diagnostic examination: Has your horse not been acting like themselves? Decreased appetite? Diarrhea? Losing weight? The veterinarian will come out to perform a diagnostic examination and to thoroughly work up your horse to diagnosis their medical concerns.
Annual examination: We recommend having your horse examined by a veterinarian at least yearly. This allows for routine health checks and for preventative care to be performed.
Lameness examination: When your horse becomes lame, a thorough lameness evaluation will be needed. This examination includes a physical examination with flexion tests and ground work to evaluate the lameness. Once the area of lameness is found, further diagnostic testing can be performed which could include radiographs, nerve blocks, ultrasound, etc.
Pre-purchase examination: Are you thinking about purchasing a horse? Prepurchase examinations include a historical review, routine physical examination, flexion tests, basic neurological exam, and movement assessment. Depending on the purposes of the horse, further diagnostics may be needed. These could include ultrasounds, radiographs, blood work, specialized testing depending on age and intended use, etc.