The Equine Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides 24/7 advanced specialty care with life-support capabilities. Our intensive care team uses state-of-the-art equipment to monitor vital signs and provide oxygen supplementation and ventilator support for delicate neonates. For treatment requiring the separation of a compromised foal and its mare, a foal box ensures the safe handling and care of the foal and allows the mare to maintain close physical proximity.

Within their first days and weeks of life, foals (neonates) are susceptible to a variety of illnesses including birth-associated oxygen deprivationbacterial septicemia, developmental problems, and prematurity. With expert care and treatment, compromised foals can survive, develop, and thrive without lasting effects.

Our board-certified experts and licensed technicians, on-site clinical diagnostic laboratory, specialized early care, and around-the-clock monitoring give your foal the best chance of survival with fewer complications.

Appointments & Referrals: 703-771-6800

To schedule an appointment, refer a patient, or inquire about our CT or other clinical services, please call 703-771-6800 or email emcinfo@vt.edu.