Horses suffering from infectious diseases may sometimes require hospitalisation, for example for intensive care or intravenous fluid therapy. Examples of such cases include diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. It is of paramount importance in these cases that other horses in the hospital cannot become infected.
In order to manage these cases effectively, Blueberry Farm has a designated isolation facility set apart from the main stable block and utilising a different air space. The set up allows all the equipment and medication required for isolated patients to be kept within the isolation facilities, minimising traffic between the isolation area and other parts of the hospital. Special clothing is worn when caring for and treating horses in isolation and these clothes do not leave the isolation facility. Isolated horses are cared for and treated by designated staff members. The isolation area is fully disinfected in between patients.