Lameness assessments by the veterinarians at Canberra Equine Hospital are thorough and supported by our modern x-ray and ultrasound equipment. Advanced imaging including scintigraphy and MRI can also be accessed, as well as detailed reports from veterinary radiologists. Evaluations can be performed at the hospital where we have a range of good working surfaces for lameness assessment, or on farm if the horse cannot be transported. Therapeutic options are varied from anti-inflammatories and corticosteroids, IRAP, PRP and stem cells, to joint protectives and acupuncture. We strive to diagnose the complicated lameness, provide you with a good idea of prognosis and give you back a horse you can ride!
Our skillful veterinarians work closely with the knowledge and experience of our hospital farrier, Clay Bush, to provide the best possible treatment and corrective care for complicated hoof problems and conditions such as laminitis and navicular disease. We have found that a vet + farrier team leads to vastly superior results. Dr. Suzanne Polak has a particular interest in equine podiatry and continues to further her knowledge in this field. She has achieved great results with life-threatening laminitis cases through corrective shoeing and careful management. With our radiographic and diagnostic capabilities, we are able to visualise the hoof and the bones in the feet to achieve the best results for you and your horse.
Clay has extensive experience in dealing with all types of hoof and foot problems. With his help, the CEH team can offer the superior treatment for your horse whether it has simple hoof-balance issues, laminitis, navicular disease, a pedal bone fracture or any number of hoof-related problems.
We also welcome the opportunity to work with your regular farrier, including sending through x-rays and discussing our findings, so the best possible evaluation and therapy for your horse can be instituted.