Diagnosis & Treatment of Internal Conditions
Equine internal medicine is a branch of equine veterinary care that involves the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting your horse's internal organs and systems.
Our veterinarians bring extensive experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases, including illnesses affecting geriatric horses and young foals. We are able to administer treatments and have a variety of diagnostic and treatment tools at our disposal.
We can manage patients with multiple diseases or disorders, and provide effective treatment alternatives for those who do not respond well to standard procedures.
Internal Medicine Conditions
Is your horse showing signs of an internal condition? Our vets will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your animal to diagnose the issue and create a detailed treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Our veterinarians diagnose and treat ailments in the following areas:
- Cardiology (heart-related disorders)
Like people, horses can suffer from heart diseases and disorders. With the technology in our diagnostic equipment, our vets can examine your horse for signs of heart conditions so that you have results quickly. Fast results mean starting treatment sooner.
- Reproductive Issues
Our team of veterinary professionals understands the financial investment and personal commitment that go into breeding horses properly. If your animal is experiencing reproductive difficulties, our vets will work to diagnose the issue and offer appropriate treatment options to help resolve the problem.
- Immunology (immune system disorders)
Your horse's immune system is responsible for detecting foreign invaders or abnormal cells and beginning defensive action to protect the animal's health. That said, the immune system doesn't always work as it should, in which case your horse will be diagnosed with an immune-mediated disorder.
- Pulmonary Disorders (diseases of the lungs)
Your horse's respiratory system does the essential work of delivering oxygen to the body and eliminating waste gases such as carbon dioxide. Some common conditions affecting equine animal's respiratory systems can include strangles, equine influenza and the equine herpesviruses.
- Gastroenterology (digestive organs)
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are a common internal medicine issue seen by our veterinarians. GI conditions affect your horse's stomach and intestines, interfering with the animal's ability to digest food properly and absorb nutrients.
Horses that are suffering from GI problems can experience symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
- Oncology (tumors and cancer)
Cancer is a disease that can impact even the fittest humans and animals. When diagnosed in the earliest stages, in many cases cancers in horses can be treated with a combination of surgeries, therapies, and other methods.
- Urology (urinary functions, genitourinary tract)
Veterinary internal medicine also covers urology conditions such as disorders and infections in horses.
Your pet's urinary tract consists of their kidneys, the tubes that carry urine to the bladder, the bladder, and the urethra that conducts urine out of your animal's body. Urinary tract disorders can affect any part of this system.
- Endocrinology (glands and their functions)
Essential hormones are secreted into your horse's body thanks to the hard work of a number of glands. These glands and hormones are the animal's endocrine system. When their endocrine system isn't working the way it should, symptoms can include skin problems and poor coat condition.
- Neurology (brain and nervous system disorders)
Neurology is a branch of veterinary internal medicine covering conditions of the brain and spinal cord as well as neuromuscular dysfunction.
Laboratory & Diagnostics
We support a comprehensive approach to equine internal medicine with advanced testing, imaging and other diagnostic procedures.
Our veterinary team believes in utilizing the technology available to diagnose your horse's internal medicine condition quickly and accurately so that treatment can begin sooner.