All of our diagnostic services are easily performed in the comfort of your barn aisle. We provide stall-side diagnostics at the highest available quality, including lameness examinations, prepurchase examinations, and routine performance evaluations.
Prepurchase Exams (PPEs):
We provide digital and wireless technology to provide the highest-quality radiographic images for diagnostic purposes. From prepurchase exams to lameness diagnoses, radiographic imagery is invaluable. Farrier consultation for performance horses is also a vital tool we use to help guide the team of caretakers in the best possible direction to support the equine athlete. As an equine sports medicine veterinarian, Dr. Guardia teams with the farrier, trainer, and owner to help determine the ideal shoeing adjustments to provide the best comfort for the performance horse.
Dr. Guardia is in the process of obtaining International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) Certification. This certification focuses on detailed, precise ultrasound examination and diagnosis of equine lamenesses. Because of this attention to detail and specificity, ultrasound examination leads to more specific rehabilitation plans and prognoses for return to work. Dr. Guardia is committed to providing the highest level of diagnostics and services to her patients.
Often, subtle performance issues can be related to airway function. Early diagnosis and intervention can significantly improve the horse’s quality of life, as well as potentially extend their athletic career. Upper-airway endoscopy is a wonderful, non-invasive stall-side tool that can help identify abnormalities before they cause significant decline in performance.