Lameness/ Sports Medicine
Lameness and Sports Medicine
Sports medicine encompasses the detection and treatment of lameness as well as a detail-oriented approach to enhancing a horse's comfort while performing at his or her highest level. Dr. Poole manages most of our sports medicine and lameness cases, and takes great pride in staying up-to-date on available options for diagnostics and treatment.
Each lameness exam is performed with particular attention to the horse's breed, conformation, discipline, age and history. We take pride in conducting detail-oriented exams that are tailored to each horse's particular needs. Click here to learn about the different parts of a lameness exam!
Modern medicine has made the use of regenerative medicine, like platelet rich plasma and IRAP, much more accessible for horse owners. We offer ProStride (Autologous Protein Solution) in the treatment of joint and soft tissue disease. Click here to learn more about ProStride and regenerative therapy.
There's more to performance than lameness! When a rider or driver notices that a horse is not performing to the best of his ability, we make every effort to find out why. Click here to learn about aspects of a performance exam, and some causes for this common problem.