Equine Internal Medicine
The equine veterinarians at the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital have been serving horse owners in Oklahoma and the surrounding states since 1948. We offer routine appointments Monday-Friday and 24-hour emergency services, including holidays.
A Team Effort
The equine medicine and surgery service is staffed by board certified equine specialists, post-graduate veterinary residents and senior veterinary students. Animal health technicians specifically trained in equine internal medicine and surgery assist our veterinarians and provide patient care during the day and after hours.
The service is also supported by board certified specialists in other areas of the hospital including anesthesiology, ophthalmology, radiology, cardiology and pathology. Licensed animal health technicians specifically trained in equine internal medicine and surgery assist our veterinarians and provide patient care during the day and after hours.
- Endoscopy exams on horses at work on the treadmill
- CT of the head and limbs
- Nuclear scintigraphy
- Digital fluoroscopy
- Ultrasound of limbs and chest and abdomen
- Complementary medicine, such as acupuncture, along with other therapeutic modalities to manage pain and help athletes perform to their potential
Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health
The Gaylord Center was established thanks to a lead gift from the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation. The center supports the equine service's ability to provide state-of-the-art care.
Gaylord Isolation Unit
- Ventilation air control in bio-secure spaces to care for critically ill horses with infectious respiratory diseases
- Hoist system in the isolation unit for sling support of critically ill horses with infectious diseases and concurrent neurologic or musculoskeletal conditions
- Improved large animal isolation housing area
- Upgraded large animal isolation ventilation system
Gaylord Neonatal Care Wing
- Enlarged hospital stalls (12 x 24 ft) to accommodate larger horses (e.g. Warmbloods and Draft horses)
- Three large stalls that will accommodate housing a mare and her foal
- Gates separating the stalls have Dutch doors to allow critical care of the foal while providing the mare access via the top half of the gate