Unlike any other facility in the region, BVEH has created an unmatched reproduction program featuring a precise pairing of a board-certified profile with a vast diversity of specialized care through an all-encompassing process – from fertilization to foal.
From the post-birth examination and plasma transfusions to later conformation evaluations and foal pneumonia screening, we provide complete care for every age.
We are as intentional to the fertilization process as we are to the care of the animals leading up to the and during the breeding. Prior to breeding, mares are tended to ensuring they are healthy, always of optimal weight, feet in exceptional shape and of overall health ideal for successful pregnancies.
Stallions are continually encouraged to be out, exercise frequently and maintain good nutrition. Attention to all phases of the process ultimately results in the desired end goal – healthy newborn foals.
While the Critical Care units manage the high-risk pregnancy, the Internal Medicine team takes care of the healthy foals.
Injury to the musculoskeletal system is a regularly encountered crisis in foals that can be recognized immediately after birth or at any time during development. The foals’ immature immune system along with their fragile musculoskeletal unit will produce varying degrees of lameness when either is compromised. This article by our very own John Janicek, DVM, MS, [+] Read More
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