Internal diseases in horses are multifaceted and may lead to emaciation, loss of performance, lack of appetite, muscle weakness and even skin changes or a dull coat, among other things. As such, comprehensive diagnostics provide the basis for targeted therapy.
Diagnostics begin with a comprehensive medical history, and then a clinical examination of the patient. In addition, blood, stool, urine or other samples are examined in the hospital’s own laboratory, or sent to the reference laboratory in case of specific problems. Modern equipment enables us to carry out endoscopic examinations of the trachea, guttural pouch, stomach, bladder or, in rare cases, even the peritoneal cavity (laparoscopy). Sonography is of crucial significance for examining internal illnesses in more detail. Ultrasounds of the thorax, abdomen and surrounding organs offer important information and are crucial for specialist examinations.
An overview of our services for internal medicine patients:
- Examinations and conservative treatment for colic patients
- Emaciation: Diagnostics and subsequent development of a treatment plan
- Skin: Clinical and laboratory diagnostic examinations
- Endoparasites (worm infestations): Examination and targeted de-worming
- Liver: Functional diagnostics, ultrasound, biopsy
- Kidneys: Kidney function analysis, sonographic examinations
- Muscles: Clinical laboratory diagnostic examinations while at rest or at stress, muscle biopsies where necessary
- Metabolic disorders (Cushing’s syndrome, EMS): Diagnostics and medical treatment, feed recommendations
- Parenteral feeding and treatment of metabolic imbalances (hyperlipidaemia)
- Blood and plasma transfusions
- Infusion therapy for diarrhoea, muscle or nerve disorders
- Thorax drainage for pleurisy