Glasgow Equine Hospital clinicians are highly experienced in the work-up of cases of complex lameness and poor performance. With the use of dedicated facilities and state-of-the art equipment, our clinicians can observe horses moving in hand and on the lunge.

Additionally, we have an indoor arena where we can observe horses being ridden by their owners. With access to advanced diagnostic equipment, overground endoscopy, echocardiography, ECG, MRI and scintigraphy, (bone scan) clinicians can offer a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation.

When an accurate diagnosis has been made, we are able to plan treatment, surgery or a rehabilitation programme to restore your horse or pony to optimum performance.

Kinematic Lameness Diagnosis

Lameness may be complicated by factors including involvement of multiple limbs, mild clinical signs, or subtle response to diagnostic tests.We offer the Lameness Locator® system (Equinosis, LLC), a computerised method of diagnosing lameness in the horse.

We were the first equine hospital in the UK to introduce this system, which is now in use worldwide. Non-invasive system instruments located on the head collar, forelimb and pelvis of the horse accurately measure movement to give an objective description of the horse’s gait. The vet interprets these data to determine the affected limb or limbs and construct a diagnostic plan for the horse.

The procedure can be repeated in combination with flexion tests and nerve blocks. We offer the ideal environment for this procedure with indoor, hard and soft surface, fully lit examination areas.