UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital's internal medicine specialists diagnose and treat diseases and chronic disorders in horses.

We routinely deal with complex cases and are highly experienced in neurologic, respiratory, cardiac, ophthalmologic, gastrointestinal, muscular, infectious, haematologic, renal and endocrine diseases and disorders.

We’ll work closely with our in-house specialists to carry out an advanced diagnostic examination (work-up) of your horse. Our diagnostic imaging team will use radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy to image your horse’s thorax and abdomen so we can effectively diagnose and treat your horse.

Conditions we treat

Endocrine conditions

We diagnose and manage hormonal disorders in horses including:

  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)
  • Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). 

We’ve developed the most accurate tests to diagnose EMS and PPID through our world-leading research.

Neo-natal emergencies

We evaluate, monitor and manage:

  • high-risk pregnancies
  • dystocia/caesarean section
  • neonatal resuscitation 
  • intensive care for critical neonatal foals and adults who need continual monitoring and therapy.

Poor performance of equine athletes

We work closely with colleagues from cardiology and surgery to:

  • evaluate your horse for reduced or poor performance 
  • evaluate your horse's heart, lung or upper airway function
  • investigate the underlying reasons or causes.

    Respiratory disease

    We diagnose and monitor asthma, respiratory illness and diseases in horses using:

    • thoracic radiographs
    • ultrasound
    • arterial blood gas analysis
    • pulmonary function testing.

      Neurological disease

      We diagnose and treat neurological cases by conducting:

      • a complete neurological evaluation
      • Cerebrospinal (CSF) collection and analysis
      • cervical myelography.

      Other diseases and disorders

      We also diagnose and treat:

      • gastrointestinal disease
      • muscular disorders
      • cardiac disease
      • infectious disease
      • haematologic disorders
      • renal disease.