Mount Laurel Animal Hospital performs procedure on horseback

The Small Animal and Exotic Animal Hospital continues to expand its services into a new equine area.

Press release

May 10, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, May 10, 2022 (Newswire.com) –
Mount Laurel Veterinary Hospital is known for being on the cutting edge of medicine and continually evolving its services to make them more convenient for customers. He recently used his resources to treat a sick horse and will soon be able to offer this service to local equine patients/clients at the hospital.

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital has proudly served the community for over 40 years. Its mission is to serve the community by providing a home environment that provides the highest level of veterinary care available, 24 hours a day. Their dedicated team of 60 highly trained physicians and over 300 staff members are dedicated to the best general veterinary care. , emergency and 24-hour specialist for pets, including dogs, cats, birds, snakes and other exotic animals.

In one of the hospital’s first equine eye care cases, ophthalmologist Andrew Enders, DVM, MS, DACVO, recently treated AJ. AJ is a pleasure horse battling a corneal ulcer that won’t heal in his right eye. He was treated by his veterinarian and on February 25, Dr. Enders went to see him at his farm. Ulcers are common in horses and as they age they often do not heal quickly despite proper medical care.

Dr. Enders treated AJ with permanent diamond bur debridement under sedation and despite some improvement the horse did not fully recover.

AJ was brought to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital in April and treated again with a standing superficial keratectomy and placement of a subpalpebral (under the eyelid) (SPL) washout. AJ has shown a lot of improvement and his SPL has made his post op care less stressful for him and his owner.

By planning to expand into equine eye care, Mount Laurel Animal Hospital will be able to serve the community more comprehensively. “We are excited to be offering this new service soon and look forward to providing the best possible eye care to all of our patients,” said Dr. Enders. “It is essential to bring prompt attention to an eye condition in an animal. For horses, sight is essential to their functioning, their purpose, the well-being and the safety of their owners. Preserving the vision of a horse guarantees the best quality of life for the animal.”

Eye problems are common in animals, but have traditionally been difficult to treat. Today, however, advances in treatment have allowed animals to receive care similar to that of humans. Mount Laurel now offers ocular and orbital ultrasound, OFA ocular certification exams, corneal fluorescein staining, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, nasolacrimal duct rinses, and slit lamp biomicroscopy, among other services. As far as equine cases are concerned, advances in sedation allow many painless “stall-side” procedures to be performed without the need for anesthesia.

For more information, visit mlahvet.com. Email [email protected] to schedule an eye consultation for your horse or visit mlahvet.com/ophthalmology for a complete list of ophthalmology services.

Source: Mount Laurel Veterinary Hospital

Benjamin M. Yerger