Videoendoscopic arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive option to explore and correct abnormalities of a horse’s joints and tendon sheaths. The same technique is commonly used in human knee surgeries and greatly speeds recovery compared to traditional surgical methods. Horses are anesthetized for this surgery, and a small camera called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint space and used to visualize the joint’s surfaces and structures. We can treat equine osteochondrosis lesions (OCD) by inserting instruments through a second tiny incision called a portal. We can also use arthroscopy to remove infected tissue or traumatic bone chips from joints. The most treated areas include knees (carpi), hocks, and stifles.

A Message From Bend Equine Medical Center To Our Small Animal Division Clients

As of March 31, 2023, Bend Equine Medical Center will be discontinuing our small animal veterinary division other than chiropractic and acupuncture. As always, we continue to proudly serve as Central Oregon's premier equine hospital and offer around-the-clock care for your horses and equids.

You and your pets are close to our hearts and we are honored you trusted us with their care over the past decade. Please contact us to have your pets' records transferred to your new small animal veterinarian.

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