Orthopaedics and pre-purchase examination
Both lameness and pre-purchase examinations can be performed either in the field or, certainly for more complex cases, at the clinic.
About this service
Dr Jean Luc Fraipont is responsible for our orthopedic team.
Two portable x-ray machines as well as 2 portable ultrasound machines are available for lameness examination of your horse at your residence.
Our approach usually consists of a thorough clinical examination combined with step-by-step local anaesthesia in order to localize the pain as accurately as possible, and diagnostic imaging to visualize any lesion(s). For more complex examinations, an-depth examination can be performed at the clinic, where we have an orthopedic examination room with a high-performance ultrasound and a high-end x-ray machine allowing us to make radiographs with higher detail and contrast, even for hard-to-reach areas such as vertebrae, sinuses, pelvis and head.
Jean Luc Fraipont is available for pre-purchase examinations in the Champagne Ardenne region, in the North East of France, or at the clinic.
Ambulatory practice/Orthopedics/Pre-purchase examinations
Jean Luc Fraipont graduated from the university of Liège (Belgium) in 1985. Over several years, he built a large equine clientele in the region of Champagne Ardennes. In 2019, he decided to found Equine Clinic Acy-Romance together with Thomas van Bergen. Jean Luc is responsible for the ambulatory practice and with his fully equipped car he is the attending veterinarian at numerous equine facilities.