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We offer hospitalization &

24 hour emergency service.


Elective Surgery

  • Wound Management

    Wound management may be performed on a standing sedated horse or a horse under anesthesia depending on the severity of the wounds or the personality of the horse. Proper bandaging and other surgical therapies that can be performed in the hospital can make a huge difference in the outcome of severe wounds.

  • Routine Castration

    Routine castration is performed with the horse under general anesthesia and the testicles are removed. The scrotum is usually left open to drain and heal in on its own. Performing a castration under anesthesia allows better visualization of the surgery, is less painful, and complications can be better managed.

  • Joint Infection Therapy

    Joints may become infected rarely due to joint injections, by bacteria in the bloodstream, or more commonly due to an injury over a joint. Joint infections are a very serious and sometimes life-threatening condition. Once a joint is confirmed infected, it is usually necessary to heavily sedate the horse in order to flush the joint with copious amounts of sterile fluid. Joint infections may need several days or even weeks of hospitalization for local antibiotic treatment (regional limb perfusion) or other antibiotic treatment.

  • Enucleation

    Sometimes an injury or an eye infection results in so much damage that the only option left is to remove the eye. This procedure can be performed while the horse is standing and heavily sedated. Local blocks are administered to several sites around the eye, and the eyeball is removed. The lid is then stitched closed. Many horses live well with one eye and can even return to prior activities such as racing and jumping.

Summit Equine Hospital

1600 E. Williams St

Apex, NC 27539

(919) 362-8879 (Local)

(855) 411-0811 (Long Distance)


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