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Southern Illinois Equine Clinic

Primary Location
428 State Hwy 37
West Frankfort, IL 62896
Phone: 618-942-4242
Fax: 618-942-6305

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
SundayEmergencies Available24/7
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photo_lameness2.jpgLameness in horses can be a serious and painful problem with several possible causes. It is important to notice the signs early to improve the chances of successful treatment. Lameness is a problem if your horse‘s gait is abnormal in any way. 

Lameness can stem from hoof inflammation, fractured bones, injured muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Injury, overwork, inadequate conditioning, and poor footing can all cause problems that can lead to lameness. There are also inflammatory, neurological, and infectious diseases that can cause lameness.

Diagnosing and Treating Equine Lameness

It is important to notice the signs of lameness promptly and to engage the help of your veterinarian right away. Your equine veterinarian will have their own unique method of evaluating lameness. Dr. Griffin may watch your horse walk, trot, canter, or on a lunge line in order to evaluate your horse for lameness.  He may also use perineural blocks in order to accurately diagnose the region of the limb responsible for the lameness. Following location of the lameness, diagnostics such as radiology and/or ultrasound will be recommended.  Treatments will be recomended based upon the cause of lameness. They can vary widely and be as simple as stall rest to as involved as surgery. 

As equine veterinary medicine has advanced, newer treatments are being widely used such as stem cell therapy and the use of PRP. No matter what the course of treatment may be, or what the cause of lameness  is, Dr. Griffin hopes that you will contact us as soon as possible, in order that we can be a part of assisting you and your horse with this important performance issue.

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Testimonial

We are extremely happy. Takes his time and is very thorough, and checks on the progress of the treatment. Very prompt in returning calls and getting needed medicine. Definitely knows horses of all sizes.

Bob S.
West Frankfort, IL

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
SundayEmergencies Available24/7
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am 8:00am Emergencies Available
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm 24/7

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  • 428 State Hwy 37 West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • 618-942-4242
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