Mon-Fri 8 to 5:30
Sat. by appointment only
31310 Woodhaven Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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651-222-0885 Twin Cities
Equine Lameness Evaluations
When Dr. Winter is called out
to examine a lame horse, he performs a series of tests. He
examines the horse’s legs looking for the presence of a
pounding digital pulse, or for any abnormal heat He also
uses a hoof tester to check for any soreness that may be
present on the bottom of the hoof. It is helpful to watch
the horse move, so a flexion test is usually performed. Dr.
Winter flexes the horse’s leg for about a minute and then
asks the handler to immediately trot the horse off. This
lameness exam is helpful in indicating where the lameness is
stemming from. Additional tests and treatments will be
discussed with clients at the time of their visit.
a heated barn and indoor arena to provide a comfortable
environment to conduct a lameness exam and evaluation.