Services

Digital X-ray

 

 

Digital X-ray technology allows to take multiple views at the same time and give much quicker results. Digital X-rays  have a higher resolving capability than standard x-rays and help give us a more accurate diagnosis. 

 

 

Thermography

Thermography is the pictorial representation of the surface temperature of an object. It is a non-invasive technique that measures emitted heat. A medical thermogram represents the surface temperatures of skin, making thermography useful for the detection of inflammation. Although thermographic images measure only skin temperature, they also reflect alterations in the circulation of deeper tissues. This ability to assess inflammatory change non-invasively makes thermography an ideal imaging tool to aid in the diagnosis of certain lameness conditions in the horse. 

Lameness is any alteration of the horse's gait.  Such abnormalities can be caused by pain in the neck, withers, shoulders, back, loin, hips, legs, or feet.  Identifying the source of the problem is essential to proper treatment.

Veterinarians have specific systems for performing examinations, depending on the reasons for the examination.  However essential features of a thorough examination include:

  • The medical history of the horse

  • A visual appraisal of the horse at rest

  • Evaluation of the horse in motion

  • A thorough hands-on exam

  • Application of hoof testers to the feet

  • Joint flexion tests

  • Drug tests


Dr.Casey performs the following diagnostic tests in order to isolate the specific location and cause of lameness:

  • Radiographs

  • Diagnostic nerve and joint blocks

  • Arthroscopy

  • Ultrasound (Sonography)

  • Blood, synovial (joint) fluid, and tissue samples

  • Thermography

 

Lameness

Sports Medicine

Dr. Casey incorporates riding a horse as part of an examination, if necessary.

Some common problems of sport horses:

  • Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Navicular Disease

  • Traumatic Arthritis

  • Tendon and Ligament Injuries

  • Foot Problems

Diagnostic Riding Examinations/Evaluations

If warranted/needed, Dr. Casey incorporates riding a horse as part of an examination.  With many years of experience as a rider, Dr. Casey has been able to detect and diagnose a problem that otherwise might be overlooked.

General Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

  • Pre-Purchase Exams

  • Coggins Test

  • Vaccinations

    • West Nile Virus

    • Rabies 

    • Potomac

    • Equine Influenza

    • Equine Rhinopneumonitis 

    • Tetanus

    • Botulism

    • Strangles

    • Encephalomyelitis (EEE) (WEE) (VEE)

  • Deworming

  • Basic Dental Care

  • Castration Surgery 

  • Dermatological Problems

  • Wound Treatment

  • Most general surgical procedures 

  • Advanced surgical procedures for displacement of the soft pallet, entrapment of the epiglottis, paralysis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve ( roaring)

Dr. Casey is available to treat general medical and emergency problems on site.  Call 301-785-5167

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