Atresia Coli in a Neonate
Despite improvements in treatment of colic in the last 20 years it is still the biggest killer of adult horses! It is therefore no wonder that owners are concerned when a horse gets colic. Troytown Hospital is a major centre for referral of horses with colic (acute abdominal... Read→
Scintigraphy Of The Pelvis
Troytown is equipped with the latest technology to investigate complex lameness problems. Lameness examinations are time consuming and it may take several days to fully examine a lame horse and to come to a conclusion with the aid of diagnostic analgesia and imaging processes.... Read→
Improvements in anaesthesia, surgical technology and expertise, has improved success rates for the repair of some long bone fractures in horses. The Hospital carries a full range of AO/ASIF instrumentation and performs many internal fixation procedures yearly, from the simple to the complex.... Read→
Wind Conditions in racehorses
Diagnosis and Treatment
1-Whistler or Laryngeal hemiplegia
The horse’s throat region (the pharynx and larynx) can be affected by conditions which physically restrict the amount of air entering the lungs. Probably the best known of these is laryngeal hemiplegia (whistling).... Read→
Weight loss and poor performance in the adult horse can be and are some of the most frustrating and tedious problems to deal with. Thorough investigation may allow a specific diagnosis to be made. Diagnostic tests available at Troytown include:
Gastroscopy (3m... Read→
We have ambulatory services for routine reproduction work during the breeding season and pre-season barren mare assessments. We are equipped and experienced enough to accept barren mares with gynaecological abnormalities for diagnosis and treatment. A detailed breeding and previous... Read→
Troytown Hospital can cater for all types of pre-purchase examination, from the standard recommended 5 stage vetting procedure or just limited gynaecological examinations, pre-sales vettings or short exams to check soundness of heart, wind and eyes.
The standard 5 stage vetting is... Read→
Troytown is based in the heart of Kildare’s breeding and racing industry and it has an experienced ambulatory service. The service is twenty four hours a day seven days a week for registered clients. We provide first opinion examinations witin a twenty mile radius of the ... Read→
Mare with Foal
Our neonatal intensive care unit was established to treat critically ill foals, which require twenty four hour a day monitoring and nursing. It comprises four mare/foal boxes with a nursing station between them. The boxes are well equipped, with mare/foal divider, infra-red lamps,... Read→
Shockwave Therapy of Proximal suspensory Desmitis of the Fore Limb.
Shock wave therapy is proving to be a new and exciting way of treating bone, ligament and tendon injuries in horses. The treatment applies numerous high frequency impulses to the injured tissue whilst the horse is sedated. The shock... Read→
Foetal Heart Scan
Two of Troytowns Partners, Hugh Dillon and Michael Sadlier have specialist certificates in Equine Stud medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They have considerable experience along with other members of the practice.
As well as providing an ambulatory, regular on... Read→
Two different slices through the fetlock joint from front to back
How can MRI help?
Often during a lameness work-up ‘nerve blocks’ will be used to discover where the pain is coming from. This is then followed with X-ray or ultrasound examinations but because these imaging tools only show... Read→