Emergency and Critical Equine Care
Burleson Equine Hospital provides 24/7 emergency and critical care service to horses that includes both an emergency hospital center and an ambulatory service. We believe that this provides horse owners with an invaluable and essential service having two options for your horse should you not have a trailer. We take pride in the quality of medical care our patients receive from our team of veterinarians and highly trained technicians which are ready within minutes of the emergency call. Our veterinarians are ready to attend to any emergencies day or night, and we always answer the phone. Should the case require more intense management or hospitalization, our veterinarians and staffs are always ready to receive emergencies whether they were seen by our veterinarians in the field or referred to our hospital by other local ambulatory veterinarians. We have state of the art medical and surgical equipment ready to treat a variety of medical and surgical conditions in horses. We can accommodate horses requiring minimal observation, ophthalmic treatments, neonatal emergencies (sick foals), severe medical and surgical colics, mares with dystocia (foaling emergencies) that necessitate medical intervention or surgical intervention (Caesarian section), horses with severe neurologic disorders, orthopedic fractures, and soft tissue injury.
Our Critical Care facility is equipped with the ability to administer fluids to horses of all ages. When we have a patient under intensive care, they receive constant monitoring day and night by our staff of veterinarians and Licensed Vet Technicians in a fully air conditioned/heated ICU stall. We have immediate access to a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic options including in-house CBC, chemical profiles, blood gas analysis, abdominal, cardiac and thoracic digital ultrasonography, digital radiology, microbiology, and a fully equipped pharmacy that allows us to select the appropriate therapy immediately and without delay.
Our caring staff understands that a sudden and unexpected emergency can have a profound emotional effect on the horse owner. Our goal is to provide the best and most effective medical treatment in a humane and compassionate way while at the same time soothing the anxiety and confusion that often afflict the owner. Our clients can rest assured that should their horse experience the unpleasantness of an emergency, the team at BEH will be ready to make them a priority and resolve the emergency in a compassionate and efficient manner.