Lameness, Sports & Regenerative Medicine

A wide range of lameness cases are seen at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, referred from throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Many of these referrals are chronic cases with previous work-ups or treatments, yet the horse remains lame or exhibits poor performance.

With over a century of cumulative experience in the area of lameness, we have concluded that these patients often require thorough physical examination, regional anesthesia (nerve blocks) and diagnostic imaging for accurate diagnosis. In most cases, we are able to successfully diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for our lameness patients, which range from seasoned performance horses to backyard companions.

Treatments may include:

  • High intensity focused shockwave
  • Mesotherapy
  • Joint injections * Ultrasound guided injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Regenerative Medicine (IRAP, Stem Cell, PRP)
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic evaluations/adjustments 

Internal Medicine

At Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, our professional staff manages a variety of in-hospital cases ranging from intensive care to performance horse rehabilitation. Heated stalls are available for use in critical care cases and a five-stall isolation barn is available for the management of horses with contagious diseases. Around-the-clock care is provided as necessary by our experienced staff, which includes a board certified internist, licensed veterinary technicians, and intern doctors, in addition to our regular veterinarians and surgeons.

Common conditions treated in the Clinic include:

  • Gastrointestinal/Respiratory Disorders
  • Neurologic Disorders: CSF tap, myelography, wobbler surgery
  •  CSF tap, myelography, wobbler surgery
  • Cardiac evaluations: ECG, Color flow Doppler ultrasonography
  • Neonatal

Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive medicine continues to be a focus at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic. We provide services on site at your barn and in-house to help manage mare breeding cycles, as well as timed ovulation for artificial insemination with fresh, chilled or frozen semen. We also offer breeding soundness examinations and embryo transfer.