Treat the Whole Horse
By integrating traditional western medicine with techniques like osteopathy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, we achieve better health and mobility in our patients. We believe that every horse, whether he's an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or a beloved retiree, deserves to feel his best.
True North Equine is pleased to offer emergency services for equids 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For emergencies occurring after hours, please dial the regular clinic number (540-364-9111) to be connected to the veterinarian on call.
Assess and restore the horse's mobility for ideal health.
Osteopathy enhances mobility through manual manipulation of the horse’s skeleton, but it also takes organ innervation and function into consideration. The goal is to improve health, mobility, and functionality of the whole horse.
General Wellness Care
Wellness care and preventive medicine are vital to maintaining a healthy, successful partnership with your horse.
We offer routine wellness care for your horse in any life stage or riding discipline. This includes physical examinations, diagnostic blood work, vaccinations, shoeing recommendations, ophthalmic examinations, Coggins testing, health certificates, fecal egg counts, deworming recommendations, etc.
Purchasing a new horse can be a daunting endeavor.
We are committed to helping the process go as smoothly as possible by providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. The basic procedure includes a comprehensive physical examination (eyes, teeth, heart, lungs, and body condition) and soundness evaluation. We also offer drug testing and other diagnostic blood work (complete blood count, blood chemistry, metabolic disease testing, etc.), osteopathic evaluations, and digital radiography. You can depend on us to operate with transparency and integrity during this process.
Sports Medicine & Lameness Evaluations
Localize and assess pathology.
After obtaining a detailed history, performing a physical examination, and watching the horse go, a typical lameness examination includes limb flexions, diagnostic nerve blocks, and diagnostic imaging. For difficult cases, our lameness locator can provide objective information about which limb the horse is favoring. A therapeutic regimen will then be developed to suit your horse’s condition. If inflammation or osteoarthritis is suspected within a joint, injection with corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid, or a combination of both may be warranted.
Thermal Imaging is a great non-invasive tool we can use to get a clear picture of the horse.
Thermal Imaging is a great tool we use for all sorts of problems. It gives us a physical picture of the horses heat and cool pattern. This allows us to see and pin point exactly where an issue my be occurring. It can detect an area that is strained and might be about to have a more serious injury. Thermal Imaging can show us a clear picture of the horse with out any distress to the horse. We really like this method of diagnostics as we can track progress and compare images over a sequence of time. It is also a great way to check saddle fit.
Our licenced Infrared Thermographer has been imaging horses since 2014 and loves to be able to work with horses and owners to improve their horses. Carin Brown of Picture Perfect Equine LLC works directly with us to give you the best quality care possible.
State-of-the-art wireless digital x-ray machine.
We are capable of producing high quality radiographs for diagnosing injuries, evaluating joint health, and making recommendations for your farrier. We are happy to provide you with these images for your records.
Flexible fiber optic camera.
We have the ability to perform standing gastroscopic exams for diagnosis and monitoring of stomach ulcers. We also perform upper airway endoscopy to diagnose abnormalities of the throat.
Regular dental examinations and floats should be part of your horse’s healthcare regimen.
Malocclusions, broken teeth, and severe dental points can interfere with your horse’s ability to chew food. This could lead to serious health consequences, including weight loss, malnutrition, and dental or sinus infections, just to name a few. Poor dentition may also interfere with your horse’s willingness to accept the bit and overall athletic performance. True North Equine offers routine dental exams and floats, tooth extractions, dental radiography.