Equine Intensive Care Unit

The Equine Hospital has a purpose-build Intensive Care Unit (ICU) consisting of nine stalls in a climate controlled environment. The ICU is used to house horses that require continuous monitoring, continuous IV fluids, or specific and intensive care. 

Common types of cases in the ICU include horses with colic, neonatal foals, pregnant mares, horses with pneumonia and a variety of other medical problems. 

Horses housed in the ICU are cared for by numerous clinicians, technicians and veterinary students and are under constant video surveillance. In addition, the ICU has a stall that is used for horses with neurologic conditions. This stall is extra large and has walls that are padded.  In addition, a two-ton hoist is available to assist horses that are weak, to their feet.