Internal Medicine

We are fully equipped to diagnose and treat horses affected by a multitude of internal medicine conditions/disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Pleuropneumonia
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • chronic weight loss
  • chronic
  • neurologic disease
  • myopathy
  • ophthalmic conditions
  • dermatologic disorders
  • developmental disorders

Endoscopy and Gastroscopy

Endoscopy uses a video camera to image the horse’s airways allowing us to identify problems, take diagnostic samples and bacterial cultures, and perform specialty therapeutic procedures (antibiotic infusions and other technical interventions). This procedure is essential in diagnosing the cause of chronic respiratory diseases and infections.

Gastroscopy, or video camera imaging of the stomach, is the only way to truly diagnose gastric ulcers and monitor therapy. The 3.0 meter gastroscope is essential for diagnosing other types of stomach disease (tumors, infections, obstructions, etc) as well as esophageal diseases (recurrent choke, swallowing problems, tumors, ulcers, etc).

Endoscopy and diagnostic sampling avoid unnecessary and ineffective treatments which can delay appropriate care and negatively impact the horse’s recovery. All forms of endoscopy are minimally invasive, so generally, only light sedation is needed for comfort during the procedure. The information gleaned leads to directed therapy and definitive diagnosis of the horse’s ailment, producing the optimal medical or surgical outcome.