Lameness


Lameness = When an animal is limping or not using on of its legs.

Lameness is common among all animals. The question you have to ask yourself is, “is the animal able to perform the function I need them to perform. For example, can your horse run how you know they can run? Does it break out of the gates fast and straight? Is your dog jumping in the truck like he used to. Can your bull mount your cows? Can your mare support your stud when he mounts? Can your bull buck and make his turns like you need him to? Is your horse able to make every turn smooth and even around each barrel? Is your cat getting up and down like she used to?

If your answer suggests that you are not happy with how your animal is performing then you need our help.

Whether your animal is a professional athlete or a professional couch potato, lameness is an inevitable fate unless steps are taken to avoid it. At Wilkinson Veterinary Clinic, we know how to keep your them performing and feeling their best.

What can be done to help a lame horse or cow?

Dr. Wilkinson has over 35 years of experience in diagnosing and fixing lameness issues. His experience is something no machine or computer program can substitute.

  • Digital x-ray machine
    The days of waiting hours for your x-ray results are gone. For more than 20 years, we have been using the lasted digital x-ray technology to produces radiographs instantly so we can diagnose a problem quickly and accurately.
  • Thermography machine
    This is an amazing machine which allows us to see differences in the body’s heat signature to see where an injury has occurred. This machine looks like something you would see in Star Trek to tell you where your animal is hurting.
  • In-house Lab
    Our In-house Lab allows us to run blood and chemistry panels to provide instant and, more importantly, accurate results when you need the most, today.
  • In-house Pharmacy
    Our In-house Pharmacy permits our us to dispense most of the important prescription medicines that your animal may have need of the same day for your convenience.
  • Laser Therapy
    With Laser Therapy, we can perform minimally invasive treatment that promotes rapid healing by using some of the energy harnessed in light.
  • Shockwave Therapy
    Shockwave Therapy has been shown to speed up musculoskeletal injuries and reduce healing times by weeks.
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    This advanced technique is located in very few private practices in the world. We harvest your animal’s own cells and use them to help treat and prevent disease.