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Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health

Open to Serve Equine Patients

horse being treated

Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health

Thanks to a $1 million lead gift from the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, the Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health is now open in a designated area at the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Located in the large animal clinic of the center's Veterinary Medical Hospital, highlights include:

Gaylord Isolation Unit

  • Ventilation air control in bio-secure spaces to care for critically ill horses with infectious respiratory diseases
  • Hoist system in the isolation unit for sling support of critically ill horses with infectious diseases and concurrent neurologic or musculoskeletal conditions
  • Improved large animal isolation housing area
  • Upgraded large animal isolation ventilation system

Gaylord Neonatal Care Wing

  • Enlarged hospital stalls (12 x 24 ft) to accommodate larger horses (e.g. Warmbloods and Draft horses)
  • Three large stalls that will accommodate housing a mare and her foal
  • Gates separating the stalls have Dutch doors to allow critical care of the foal while providing the mare access via the top half of the gate

Gaylord Equine Performance Suite

  • Equine sports medicine outpatient diagnostic and treatment area
  • A covered overhead door provides a separate entrance to the diagnostic area
  • Laboratory space for regnerative medicine techniques
  • Large overhead monitors allow visual observation of ultrasound exams in real time