Equine Podiatry

Connecticut Equine Clinic is the premier equine veterinary clinic in the Coventry, Connecticut region. Equine podiatry is the understanding of the form and function of the horse foot. Combining information from a physical exam, radiology and ultrasound with therapeutic farriery can relieve and prevent foot problems. Many problems associated with lowered performance and perceived behavioral issues may actually be signs of pain in the feet. Refusing jumps, difficulty in executing leads, loss of performance and more can indicate foot pain. Taking preemptive action can optimize long term health and welfare of the horse and reduce or avoid down time.

The horse foot is a unique and complex organ comprised of several components, each performing specific functions that work together and complement the group as a whole unit. The horse’s foot is much like a mechanical model that serves to suspend, support and move the horse. An intricate balance and equilibrium exists in a healthy foot. It is important that all of the individual components of the foot are working properly.

At Connecticut Equine Clinic we have over 29 years of experience dealing with many problems ranging from navicular syndrome, soft tissue By combining veterinary and farrier expertise, Connecticut Equine Clinic specializes in treating complex podiatry issues.injuries, pedal osteitis to medical treatment and management of serious foot conditions including laminitis, hoof/coffin bone infections, puncture wounds, white line disease and canker. We can work with your farrier to provide corrective shoeing necessary for the comfort of your horse. In order to provide the best service, we work closely with farriers highly experienced in different disciplines and breeds. In addition, Dr. Sears has a special interest in farrier science and specializes in therapeutic shoeing. It is the goal of Connecticut Equine Clinic to provide the best service for your horse applying the current modern techniques of shoeing.

By combining both the veterinary and farrier expertise, Connecticut Equine Clinic specializes in treating complex podiatry issues. Our staff uses all of the diagnostic tools that are available in order to determine the problem with your horse and to create a personalized program to facilitate its recovery. Connecticut Equine Clinic is dedicated to a podiatry program that will enable your horse to live and work, without pain and limitation, to its full potential. Our main goal is to develop a unique program for each patient and owner, specifically designed to treat the needs of both the horse and the owner. We take pride in working closely with farriers in the area and in educating our clients and involving them in the treatment of their horse.

Connecticut Equine Center podiatry services cater to all types of horses, disciplines and equine lifestyles. We have experience treating a wide range of foot problems including:

  • Canker
  • Club Feet
  • Coffin Bone Infection / Injuries
  • Hoof Injuries
  • Hoof Wall Cracks
  • Keratomas
  • Lameness Evaluations
  • Laminitis / Founder
  • Navicular Syndrome
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Quittor
  • White Line Disease

Connecticut Equine Clinic offers a variety of cutting edge diagnostic and treatment equipment so that we can accommodate all of your equine podiatry needs, including:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • IRAP
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

There is no structure on the horse that is more susceptible to injury, disease or wear and tear than the equine foot. Proper, timely hoof care can often make the difference between a sound performance and one with chronic lameness. For over 29 years, Connecticut Equine Clinic has offered an unwavering commitment to the care of horses. For the best equine veterinary clinic in the region, contact Connecticut Equine Clinic at (860) 742-1580, conveniently located in Coventry, Connecticut.