Equine Sports Medicine

Equine Sports Medicine provides a vital role for today’s competing equine athlete.  Injuries can occur as the horse is pushed to its maximum competition capacity.  The Piper Equine Hospital can help to restore your horse to peak performance as we provide surgical and medical options for treatment by board-certified specialists. 

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Lameness Services

Lameness Services

Accurately pinpoint the problem and design a solution using the most advanced diagnostic equipment in the Midwest with our imaging capabilities unsurpassed.

  • Medical imaging services include:
    • Standing CT
    • Standing MRI
    • 3Tesla MRI
    • 64 slice CT
    • Digital Radiography
    • Nuclear Scintigraphy
    • Ultrasound
  • Complete passive (palpation) and active (trotting, lunging, flexion tests, blocks, etc.) lameness exams
  • Force plate analysis
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – a non-invasive treatment with a unit that produces high-intensity shock or pressure waves
  • Interleukin -1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP) is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Injecting concentrated platelets which have growth factors to initiate wound healing

Surgery Services

Surgery Services

Our surgeons are board certified or board eligible.  We provide soft tissue, orthopedic, routine and emergency services.

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Upper Airway Surgery

Respiratory and Poor Performance Evaluation

Respiratory and Poor Performance Evaluation

We take the guesswork out of breathing issues.  Early Intervention can prevent permanent damage.  Our experts have the tools, the time and the experience to get to the bottom of your horse’s respiratory or poor performance problems.  We provide solutions to help you both breathe easier by pinpointing the cause and designing the appropriate treatment.

  • Wireless Telemetric ECG Unit
  • Overground Endoscopy
  • Echocardiography
  • High-Speed Treadmill

Muscle Evaluation

Muscle Evaluation

  • Muscle biopsy/Diagnosis
  • Genetic Testing

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

Addresses post injury management to tendons, ligaments, bone, muscle and post-operative surgeries in an effort to get them to return to normal function as quickly as possible.  At the Piper Equine Hospital, we are able to offer diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation all in one location.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
  • Laser
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
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