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Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Equine Performance/Lameness Evaluations

The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers equine performance and lameness evaluations for all horse owners. Whether it is a visible lameness or a change in your horse’s overall activity level, we have veterinarians that specialize in equine sports medicine that can offer specialized treatment options. This service works closely with our diagnostic imaging team, using state-of-the-art equipment to get to the root of the problem.

Highlights of this service include:
  • Covered equine performance arena with different surfaces to evaluate lameness and performance on, including arena footing
  • Advanced diagnostic capabilities such as digital radiography, MRI, nuclear scintigraphy and ultrasound
  • Lameness evaluation
  • Poor performance evaluations looking at causes other than just lameness such as muscle injury and respiratory problems
  • Podiatry recommendations/consultations
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Joint therapies, including traditional and regenerative therapies
  • Rehabilitation recommendations/consultations
  • Pre-purchase exams

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