With more than three decades knowledge in equine veterinary medicine and a lifetime on horseback, owner Dr. John Kaufman and his team recognize the unique partnership between horse and rider and focus on routine and preventative care to strengthen and sustain this team.


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  City Santa Rosa, CA
  Zip Code 95403
  Address 438 Larkfield Center
  Phone Number (707) 545-0737

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Noticing equine lameness - or any abnormality in your horse's gait - is troublesome for all horse owners. All of us want immediate information about how the lameness can be resolved. Lameness is most often noted in a horse's muscle, joint, or bone and soft tissue structures. Some are easily diagnosed by history or presentation; others require progressive evaluation including palpation, joint flexion, diagnostic nerve/joint blocks, digital X-rays, ultrasound, and other diagnostic procedures. With a fellowship in digital radiography and ultrasonography and state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, Dr. Kaufman has made equine lameness evaluation a primary specialty of Redwood Equine Practice.


Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion. Because of this your horse may exhibit a renewed energy and freedom of movement. During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved. There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to your horse.