Equine Neonatal Services

Once your dream foal arrives, our team will work hard to make sure your foal is healthy! Examinations on newborn foals are an important way to screen for subtle problems, such as Failure of Passive Transfer (FPT) of maternal antibodies. Stall side IgG testing allows us to evaluate the foal’s immune system for this condition so that we can initiate treatment in a timely, and often life-saving manner. Plasma transfusions are commonly performed to provide antibodies to foals that are deficient. 

Neonatal services offered at Avon Animal Hospital:

  • Neonatal Exams
  • Postpartum Exams (Mare)
  • IgG Antibody Testing
  • Testing for Neonatal Isoerythrolysis
  • Plasma and Whole Blood Transfusions
  • Joint Lavage


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Last updated: April 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.



We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm*
Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

*On weekdays we will be closed for 1 hour in the afternoon in order to catch up on communications with our clients. This is a temporary measure. Thank you for your understanding.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital