Poor Performance

We have many years of experience diagnosing potential causes of poor performance.

Poor Performance

Loss of performance in a competition horse can occur for many reasons. These may include low grade lameness, back soreness or other musculoskeletal issues; medical problems (eg. anaemia, viral infection, post-viral syndrome, gastric ulceration or respiratory disease); gynaecological problems (particularly in mares); dental or bitting issues or may be due to ill-fitting tack, rider or training issues, temperament problems or may be because a horse is being asked to compete at a level out with its natural ability. A combination of these issues often contributes to poor performance or a loss of performance.


At Clyde Vet Group Equine Hospital, horses can be assessed for poor performance in a number of ways: 


· Lameness assessment

· Gastroscopy

· Assessment of the axial skeleton, neck and back

 Assessment of the reproductive tract of mares

· Cardiac assessment

· In-house laboratory tests


If you wish your horse to be referred for an assessment of poor performance, please contact the equine reception team on 01555 660000.

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