A quick and accurate diagnosis enables our team to advise an appropriate course of treatment or medicine for your equine. The facilities at E.C. Straiton and Partners help to provide vital information during examination.
Diagnostic tools include –
Lameness is a common cause of lost performance and can be extremely difficult to diagnose. Horses can frequently demonstrate lameness in more than one limb as they compensate for being uncomfortable in another. Our lameness work ups enable thorough examination of the limb/limbs affected and include specific luning and trot-up areas, diagnostic analgesia, digital radiography systems (x-rays) and stabling, if required.
Full video gastroscopies offer invaluable information in the diagnosis of equine gastric ulcers. A tube caontaining a digital video camera is inserted through the nose and into the stomach via the oesophagus to provide an informative view and accurate diagnosis.
E.C. Straiton and Partners are able to offer video endoscopy and bronchoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of airway diseases. Bronchoalveolar lavage is a useful technique used in the diagnosis of inflammatory airway diseases such as COPD. Guttural pouch examination and medication provides invaluable access to the areas affected by strangles, chondroids or mycoses.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out by our experienced vets and we have a safe and secure knock down and recovery box where your equine will receive the very best attention from our dedicated team. In collaboration with Jeremy Kemp-Symonds BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, BVMS, PGCHE, MRCVS we are pleased to offer laser sarcoid removal and photodynamic therapy to effectively treat and remove sarcoids.