Surgi-Care offers complete lameness examinations. These entail thorough physical assessment of the horse during static (standing), and dynamic (in motion) examinations. During the dynamic exam, the horse is assessed in hand, on the lunge line and under saddle as needed. Surgi-Care has the ability to video each lameness exam and possesses gait analysis software to more fully assess the horse in motion. This allows the clinician to observe the horse in normal and slow motion, and to assess gait motion and foot fall. This modality takes the lameness exam to the "extra level" in providing a complete and thorough evaluation of the issue at hand.
Flexion tests provide important information towards localizing the source of lameness. Diagnostic analgesia (nerve block) is performed as necessary to help in pinpointing the location of the lameness. With this information, the appropriate diagnostic imaging can then be pursued and a treatment plan formulated.