Lameness in Horses

At Davie County Large Animal Hospital in Mocksville, NC, our focus is on providing quality horse care. We provide many services dedicated to diagnosing issues followed by in-depth treatments to support and promote recovery and ongoing good health. Read on to learn more about equine lameness and how we treat it.

Equine Care - Lameness in Horses

We have the doctors, tools, and techniques to diagnose, detect, and determine your horse's condition, then create a plan of action to treat the problem.

Diagnostic Tools

We use the latest diagnostic tools and technologies to determine what is causing your horse’s lameness. Several of the common causes that result in lameness in horses include infections, contracted tendons, and traumatic injuries. Tools used to diagnose lameness include:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper airway endoscopy
  • Computerized gait analysis using Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator technology


Once our veterinarian has determined and confirmed a diagnosis, several treatment options are available, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Cold laser
  • Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (ARAP)
  • Joint Injections
  • ProVet for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection
  • Shockwave


If surgery is recommended, our board-certified surgeon can address many situations from fractured splint bones and joint infections to neurectomy, osteochondrosis (OCD), and equine joint disease.

Schedule an Appointment with our Equine Veterinarians in Mocksville, NC


Our mission is to provide outstanding patient care and to create a positive and memorable customer experience.

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