It is important to recognise changes in gait early on for both personal and competitive equestrianism. This way, lameness can be avoided and movement restrictions can be treated specifically, keeping your horse at peak performance.
Here at Hanse Equine Hospital, we use an internationally proven, structured assessment system when investigating lameness, so that we can objectively evaluate changes to your horse’s gait. To help, we make use of the most up-to-date findings from camera- and sensor-based research, which we can use to differentiate fixed observation points and movement patterns. Imprecise movement descriptions that cannot be understood by third parties are now a thing of the past.
Here at Hanse Equine Hospital, we offer a wide range of examination techniques:
- Joint anaesthesia
- Tendon anaesthesia
- Block anaesthesia
- Joint pressure measurements (also available via ultrasound or X-ray)
As well as the most modern imaging techniques:
- X-ray detector
Other imaging techniques – such as MRI, CT or nuclear medicine imaging – are available by referral to our specialist partners.
As part of our therapy programme, we use regenerative systems alongside classic medication. These include:
- Stem cells
Some of the rehabilitation methods we use at Hanse Equine Hospital include the following:
- Shock wave therapy (focused or radial)