Equine neonates and infection control.

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Providing nursing care to equine neonates requires the veterinary nurse to have specific skills, clinical experience and a comprehensive understanding of infection control. There are many factors that should be considered when a neonate is hospitalised, such as the ability to separate the foal from the mare and the proximity of the accommodation to other inpatients. When considering the development of new biosecurity protocols for equine neonatal nursing there are several lessons that could be learned from studies in the human nursing field. Reflecting on veterinary nursing care is essential as it facilitates progress and improves the quality of patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalThe Veterinary Nurse
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2015


  • antibodies
  • colostrum
  • disease control
  • disease prevention
  • disease transmission
  • disinfectants
  • equipment
  • foals
  • hand washing
  • hygiene
  • immunoglobulins
  • infection
  • infection control
  • mares
  • newborn animals
  • nosocomial infections
  • passive immunity
  • umbilicus


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