Texas Equine Podiatry offers corrective shoeing for problems such as navicular syndrome, club feet, soft tissue injuries, pedal osteitis, and angular limb deformities in young horses. We also offer medical treatment and management of serious hoof conditions such as laminitis, hoof/coffin bone infections, puncture wounds, white line disease and canker. Our farriers design and make therapeutic shoes, pads, and boots to fit changing foot conditions as well as custom-fit braces for surgical patients. A separate building on the hospital premises houses a climate controlled podiatry center. Please call our office at 979-778-2529 for farrier names and phone numbers.
The goals of chiropractic treatment are to restore normal joint motion, stimulate nerve reflexes and reduce pain and abnormally increased muscle tone. Successful manipulation requires proper technique (i.e., correct direction, force, amplitude and speed) and increased psychomotor skills. A thorough knowledge of vertebral anatomy and joint biomechanics is also required for proper chiropractic evaluation and treatment. During a successful adjustment, a "release" or movement of the restricted joint is often felt. An audible "popping" sound may also be heard during treatment as the applied force overcomes the joint's resistance.
Chiropractic care can help manage the muscular, joint, and neurological portions of certain muscle or skeletal injuries in performance horses.
Chiropractic care provides additional diagnostic approaches that are not currently available in veterinary medicine. The main indications for equine chiropractic evaluation are back or neck pain, localized or regional joint stiffness, poor performance and an altered gait not associated with obvious lameness.
Dr. Lauren Underwood successfully completed the chiropractic course at Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 979-778-2529.
Texas Equine Hospital is now offering tattooing to the eyelids of horses with white coloration around the eyes in an effort to prevent and/or reduce the occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma.
The horse is anesthetized and then tattooed with a black dye. Mild swelling may occur to the tattooed area and should resolve within after 7-10 days. No harmful effects have been reported, and it also appears to be helpful in reducing soreness around the eyes caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.
Please call our office at 979-778-2529 for pricing information or any additional questions you may have.