Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Foal Medicine

Routine Chest Scanning
Routine Chest Scanning
Routine chest scanning for foals is a proactive and essential component of our equine veterinary care, especially considering the common occurrence of pneumonia in foals aged between 6 weeks and 6 months. Pneumonia can pose significant health risks to these young equine companions. To enhance our diagnostic capabilities and ensure early detection of respiratory issues, we employ ultrasound technology as a sensitive and effective tool.
Our equine veterinary team recognizes the importance of timely intervention and monitoring in preventing the progression of respiratory conditions in foals. Routine chest scanning allows us to visualize the internal structures of the chest, including the lungs and surrounding tissues, providing a detailed assessment of their health. Ultrasound, being a non-invasive and highly sensitive imaging modality, enables us to identify subtle changes in the respiratory system early on, facilitating swift and targeted treatment plans.
Malton Equine Veterinary Services
By incorporating routine chest scanning into our foal wellness programs, we aim to detect and address potential respiratory issues promptly. This proactive approach not only ensures the overall health and well-being of foals but also contributes to the prevention of complications associated with respiratory conditions. If you have a young foal or are considering preventive measures for their health, consider including routine chest scanning. Trust us to provide expert and compassionate care, utilizing advanced diagnostic tools to safeguard the respiratory health of your foal.

Emergency veterinary attention for your horse may be required at any time of the day or night. We provide veterinary care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to registered clients.

Foal Medicine

A prompt examination of the newborn foal within the first couple of days is a critical step in ensuring their well-being and addressing potential issues that may arise during foaling.

Neonatal (newborn) foal examination

IgG, or immunoglobulin G, is a crucial marker in assessing the immunity status of newborn foals. A low IgG reading is indicative of an insufficient transfer of immunity from the mare's colostrum to the foal.

Plasma Transfusion

Limb deformities, whether in the form of flexural (contracted tendons) or angular (valgus/varus - toe-in/toe-out) issues, are not uncommon in newborn foals.

Assessment of limb conformation

Entropion, the inward rolling of the lower eyelid, is a condition that, when left unaddressed, can adversely impact the ocular health of foals.

Management of entropion

Routine chest scanning for foals is a proactive and essential component of our equine veterinary care, especially considering the common occurrence of pneumonia in foals.

Routine chest scanning

Umbilical or inguinal hernias are conditions commonly encountered in foals, often manifesting within the first three months of life.

Management of hernias

In compliance with current regulations, it is now a legal requirement for all horses to be microchipped by six months of age, underscoring the importance of precise identification within the equine community.

Identification and microchipping for passports

In our commitment to ensuring the optimal health and well-being of your equine companion, we adhere rigorously to the latest advancements in equine health practices.

Advice on worming and vaccination

Newborn foals are immunologically naive and particularly vulnerable, necessitating specialized care to ensure their health and well-being.

Treatment of the sick foal