Equity Performance specializes in providing impeccable support to the equine athlete and integrates personal attention with cutting edge, modern medical technology.
Whole Horse Integrative Care
From coggins tests and vaccines to emergency coverage, EPE is a part of every aspect of your horse’s care.
Soundness Examinations and Performance Evaluations
At EPE we believe that prevention and early intervention are key to success and long-term soundness. We believe in a thoughtful, evidence based and results driven focus for the equine athlete. Often, the simplest approach is an under-utilized tactic.
Purchase examinations are an extremely important focus of the equine veterinary industry. At EPE we take these evaluations very seriously. A Pre-purchase examination is often the first and most important evaluation you will purchase for your equine partner. Every clinical purchase examination at EPE is identical in its depth and scope, no matter the prospective value or profession of the horse. Additional diagnostics like bloodwork, ultrasound or x rays may be customized to fit the needs of the buyer. Please refer to our “Pre-Purchase Consent Forms” and “PPE Radiograph Guide” for assistance choosing the right fit. Additionally, EPE is there at all stages of the process to help the buyer and their team make the most appropriate decisions.
Digital radiography is a form of radiography that uses x-ray sensitive plates to directly capture data during the patient examination, immediately transferring it to a computer system. The images can be viewed immediately after acquisition and our system is completely wireless.
Ultrasonography is a technique that uses echos of ultrasound pulses to delineate objects or areas of different density in the body. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose, track and monitor soft tissue injuries. It may also be used as a precision guide for intralesional therapies.
Prostride APS is a proprietary dual device system whose output produces a concentrated solution of cells, platelets, growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins. Prostride is autologous (uses the patient’s own blood), convenient (is performed at your barn) and shows clinically demonstrated effectiveness. Once Prostride is prepared it can be used for various issues, most typically intra-articularly in place of corticosteroids.
Shock wave is a noninvasive, high-energy pressure wave treatment, which is commonly used in human and veterinary medicine. It helps the body in relieving pain, speeding healing and improving quality of healing. Our VersaTron system uses Electrohydraulic Shockwave generations and has been proven effective for treating such conditions as Tendon and ligament injuries, splints, osteoarthritis and back and muscle pain among others.
Shock wave treatments can help your horse to return to work more quickly and has more than a decade of clinical success behind it. The VersaTron is covered by most insurance companies (up to 3 treatments) so it is a beneficial option to owners.
RLT Laser Therapy
The therapy laser radically increases circulation, which reduces pain and inflammation by stimulating an endorphin release and radically excites the energy carrier in the cell (the ATP) to heal the cells in ⅓ to ½ the normal healing time.
Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is one type of electrotherapy available to equine practitioners for rehabilitation purposes. FES is classified as a neuromuscular electrical stimulator because it stimulates the motor nerves responsible for muscle function, as well as the sensory nerves that are responsible for the senses, such as the sense of pain.
The goal of FES is to produce a smooth contraction and relaxation of both superficial and deep muscle groups that mimic a “real” muscle contraction and relaxation cycle (hence producing “functional” movement), which helps damaged sensory nerve and muscle fibers heal, returning the muscle to a healthy state.
Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
Another orthobiologic that we are proud to offer to our clients is alpha-2-macroglobulin. Alpha-2-macroglobulin (α2M) is a naturally occurring protein within the blood. The molecule has the ability to block the destructive effect of these enzymes by capturing them in a “trap” when the enzymes cleave the molecule’s amino acid “bait” region. α2M has a unique multimodal mechanism of action: non-specific protease inhibition, gene regulation, as well as cytokine and growth factor modulation.
PTX-IQ Therapy Laser
Laser or Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy results are achieved when a sufficient dose of light energy reaches target tissue and results in decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and accelerated healing. Our class IV laser offers quick and portable laser therapy for the equine athlete and addresses the signs of acute and chronic injuries, pain and even wounds.