By Sam Feighery BSc (Hons), RVN Samantha graduated from University College Dublin with a first-class BSc (Hons) in veterinary nursing in June 2013. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Kentucky to work
at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for the breeding season, before taking up a post at Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, University of Glasgow. Samantha has a keen interest in neonatal nursing and is the lead clinical nurse at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket.



ABSTRACT: Lawsonia intracellularis causes proliferative enteropathy in horses and in various other species, such as pigs. Affected horses often present to a clinic with diarrhoea along with other clinical signs.
This article discusses the treatment and nursing of a 6-month-old Thoroughbred foal with equine proliferative enteropathy, including nutrition, fluid therapy, medications and general nursing care.
Keywords: nursing care, equine, proliferative enteropathy, EPE, foal, Lawsonia intracellularis,
diarrhoea, pyrexia

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