Malton Equine Veterinary Services

General Veterinary Services

Lameness and Poor Performance
Lameness and Poor Performance
Lameness is a prevalent concern among horses, and at Malton Equine, we specialize in comprehensive investigations and treatments to address various causes of lameness and poor performance. Whether the lameness is overt or subtly affecting your horse’s performance, our experienced veterinary team is dedicated to identifying the root cause and implementing effective treatments.
Our approach to lameness investigations begins with a thorough history-taking, allowing us to gather crucial information about your horse’s condition. Subsequently, a detailed clinical examination and gait assessment are conducted. This examination includes careful observation, palpation, and manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to pinpoint areas of concern.
Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Gait assessment is a crucial aspect of lameness evaluation, encompassing observation of your horse at walk and trot in hand, as well as lunging on both hard and soft surfaces. In some instances, we may recommend observing your horse’s gait while being ridden, as certain lameness issues become more apparent under saddle.

When the source of lameness remains elusive, we may employ more advanced techniques, such as regional diagnostic analgesia (nerve blocks). Additionally, imaging modalities, including ultrasonography and radiographs (X-rays), may be employed on-site to contribute to a comprehensive lameness work-up.

Once a diagnosis is established, our team develops a tailored treatment plan. This plan may involve controlled exercise, medication, farriery adjustments, or, in some cases, surgical intervention. Collaborating closely with physiotherapists and chiropractors, we adopt a holistic approach to facilitate your horse’s recovery and ongoing management.

At Malton Equine, we are committed to delivering expert lameness care, ensuring the well-being and optimal performance of your equine companion. Trust us to provide diligent and personalized solutions for your horse’s specific lameness concerns.

Emergency veterinary attention for your horse may be required at any time of the day or night. We provide veterinary care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to registered clients.

General Veterinary Services

Lameness is a prevalent concern among horses, and at Malton Equine, we specialize in comprehensive investigations and treatments to address various causes of lameness and poor performance.

Lameness and poor performance

Our veterinary clinic is equipped with cutting-edge ultrasonography services that evaluate the intricacies of equine anatomy with precision.


Malton Equine is equipped with cutting-edge digital radiography services, offering a non-invasive insight into the internal structures of your horse.


Endoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that employs a flexible fiber-optic scope, allowing us to visually inspect the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts with unparalleled precision.


At Malton Equine, we offer thorough pre-purchase examinations designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the horse's health and suitability for your current and future endeavors.

Pre-purchase examinations

At Malton Equine, we prioritize the overall well-being of your horse through a proactive and personalized healthcare approach. Vaccination is a cornerstone of preventive medicine.

Healthcare, vaccinations and worming (skin / sarcoid)

Our equine veterinary services include safe and expert castration procedures, conducted with precision and utmost consideration for your horse's well-being.


In any equine emergency, time is of the essence. Our dedicated emergency veterinary team is available around the clock to address any critical situation.

Emergency Care

We take pride in offering APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) approved exportation services, ensuring that your horse's journey across borders adheres to the highest international standards.