Clinical Activities and Procedures

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The Equine Integrative Sports Medicine Service provides a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures for equine athletes and horses that may benefit from an integrative approach to certain ailments. The Service is led by a board-certified equine specialist with extensive training in equine lameness and sports medicine, acupuncture and chiropractic. Cursory evaluations and follow-up treatments can be performed at local farms, boarding facilities and training centers. State-of-the art imaging and diagnostic techniques are performed at the VMTH and include digital radiology, ultrasound, nuclear scintigraphy, CT scan, MRI, treadmill evaluations and endoscopy.

Equine Sports Medicine

In-depth evaluations and diagnostics of horses with respiratory, cardiac, musculoskeletal, and metabolic causes of poor performance or exercise intolerance are performed in the Claire Giannini Hoffman Equine Athletic Performance Laboratory. This program features the collaboration of specialists throughout the VMTH in a state-of-the art facility equipped with two high-speed treadmills, a video motion analysis system, and advanced monitoring capabilities, including electrocardiogram, cardiac ultrasound, airway endoscopy and blood analysis.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) are offered at the VMTH as an adjunctive clinical service to inpatients and outpatients. Acupuncture and TCVM can easily be integrated into conventional diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize clinical outcome.

Please see our Acupuncture FAQs page for more information on acupuncture treatments.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is offered at the VMTH as an adjunctive clinical service to inpatients and outpatients and can easily be integrated into conventional diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize clinical outcome.

Please see our Chiropractic FAQs page for more information on chiropractic treatments.