Foundation Equine offers internal medicine exams and consultations to horse owners and other veterinarians in NC. Dr. Lisa Kivett is residency-trained in internal medicine and has experience with colic, neurologic disease, neuromuscular disorders, respiratory problems and more.
Internal Medicine cases involve a wide variety of the horse's body systems, including the GI tract, nervous system, respiratory system, neurological system, urinary tract and more! Dr. Kivett is a board-certified specialist in Equine Internal medicine and offers the most up-to-date diagnostics and treatments for these conditions.
Coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge and difficulty breathing are obvious symptoms of respiratory disease, but sometimes all an owner notices early in a disease is lackluster performance (a horse "tires out" too quickly, or experience a drop in speed during timed events). Click here to learn more about respiratory diseases and their diagnosis.
Diseases like PPID (Equine Cushings) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome ("insulin resistance") are common in today's well-managed horses. We also see more unusual endocrine and metabolic diseases like diabetes. Diagnosing and treating these conditions are very rewarding. Click here to learn more!
Common infectious diseases of horses include strangles, equine herpes virus, salmonella, influenza, coronavirus and more. Some of these diseases are contagious and some are present in the horse's environment. Click here to learn how we can help when an infectious disease is suspected.