Neonatology - intensive care

Professional intervention might be necessary when you observe one of the following symptoms:

  • weakness after birth (i.e dummy-foal)
  • failure of passive transfer (the foal did not receive enough colostrum within the first 24h after birth)
  • icterus or neonatal isoerythrolysis (the antibodies of the mare attack the red blood cells of her own foal)
  • aggressive mare
  • foal with symptoms of colic (i.e. meconium impaction, rupture of the bladder)
  • infection of the umbilicus
  • severe diarrhoea
  • nervous signs

Specialised veterinarians and a group of foal nurses are always ready to give the best therapy to your sick foal. Foal and mare are put in a separate part of the stable so that the mare keeps contact with the foal during the treatment. Specialised exams such as ultrasonography, radiography, blood analysis,... can be performed in-house.