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Internal Medicine

Equine internal medicine is a term that encompasses the investigation and treatment of diseases of the internal systems, including the airways, heart, brain, liver, intestines, kidneys and circulatory system.

Internationally recognised specialists

Our expert clinicians are RCVS recognised specialists in Equine Internal Medicine and/or diplomates of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. We additionally have a Resident in Equine Internal Medicine.

Our specialist team can investigate:

  • Respiratory disease

    Horse with oedema caused by liver disease

  • Cardiac disease

  • Neurology/Headshaking
  • Liver disease
  • Colic

  • Weight loss and abdominal problems
  • Bladder and urinary problems

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Blood disorders

  • Oncology

  • Skin disease
  • Muscle disease

Additionally, we have expertise in providing cardiovascular, respiratory and nutritional support for all ages and breeds of horse.

Our team of experienced and qualified nurses supports our clinicians in delivering the best possible care for your horse or pony. We offer 24-hour emergency cover to enable us to provide the highest level of critical care for patients when required.

State of the art technology and comprehensive laboratory services

Our specialist clinicians will perform a careful and thorough evaluation of your horse to help determine what further tests may be necessary. Our hospital is fully equipped, with excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipment available to enable our vets to make an accurate diagnosis of your horse or pony’s condition.

Our evaluations may include the use of:

  • Ultrasonography and Doppler Echocardiography

    Detailed cardiological examinations can be carried out at the hospital

  • Radiography

  • Endoscopy

  • Electrocardiography for exercise and critical care monitoring
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Computerised tomography
  • CCTV neurological observation
  • Infectious disease testing (comprehensive laboratory facilities)
  • Cytology and Histology

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Intradermal skin allergen testing
  • Isolation facilities

For more information about our internal medicine services or to discuss a referral, contact our team on 01638 577754 or email hospital@rossdales.com