Our team is always ready to help with emergency foal problems. Our facilities are uniquely equipped to deal with all aspects of foal care, including the availability of an isolation ward for foals suspected of having a contagious disease such as salmonella and surgical suites needed to operate on foals with intestinal problems and limb problems.
We handle foals with a diverse array of medical problems. Amongst the most common foal problems we treat are failure of passive transfer (foal does not obtain colostrum from the mare), septic infections, colic, malnutrition, maladjustment, immunocompromise and trauma. We have a fantastic group of registered veterinary technicians in addition to veterinary student teams who contribute to caring for these ill neonatal foals, a task that is often labor-intensive.
Highlights of Service:
- Equipped and staffed to provide the most up-to-date aspects of emergency and critical care for foals around the clock, 365 days a year
- 24-hour foal assistance and monitoring
- Equipped for endoscopy, ultrasonography, radiography, computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and surgery
- State-of-the-art advanced critical care monitoring necessary to rapidly tailor treatment to the changing needs of the sick foal, including blood gas analysis, blood glucose and lactate analysis, blood pressure monitoring and colloid oncotic pressure monitoring
- Intravenous fluids equipped with continuous rates of infusion strategies and oxygen administration
- Isolation facilities for contagious disease