A Cornell University Affiliate Center for
Equine Sports Medicine & Critical Care
111 Plainfield Ave.
Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: 516 488-4510
Fax: 516 488-4917
Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists’ Equine Performance and Sports Medicine service provides an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating the underperforming equine athlete. State of the art treadmill and monitoring systems are available to allow dynamic and instrumented studies of respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic causes of poor performance. High definition videoendoscopy, transesophageal ultrasound, pressure profiles, and correlative respiratory patterns allow complete assessment of airway function and dysfunction. EKG and echocardiography focus on heart issues, and a complete in-house laboratory screen determines metabolic dysfunction in athletes. Studies are performed under the leadership of a world renowned innovator in respiratory surgery and performance assessment. Accurate diagnosis can then be followed by open surgical or minimally invasive laser repair of many conditions.