It is relatively easy to tell if a horse is lame in one leg, however, if lameness occurs in more than one it can be hard to recognise and is a diagnostic challenge, especially if both a forelimb and a hindlimb are involved.
The clinical signs may be gradual in beginning and it could be some time before the rider/owner recognises that there is a problem. The signs are rather non-specific and are often connected to back pain. Affected horses often experience secondary muscle soreness throughout the back but that is unlikely to be the primary cause of the performance problem. Physiotherapy treatment may relieve the back pain but unless the primary problem is identified and treated the relief will be short.
Vet-IR specialises in this type of investigation. We can perform a full-body scan in a short space of time and, evaluate primary and secondary changes. Scans are cost-effective and can save large sums of money in the initial stages of the investigation. We can then work in conjunction with your vets/industry professionals to help with further investigation.