The Neonatal Intensive Care Service receives critically ill neonates with specially trained neonatologists on call 24/7.
Delivering intensive care as soon as the problem is recognized is important in achieving a positive outcome when dealing with neonates (a newborn during their first month of life).
The neonatologist and neonatology resident are important members of the “dystocia team” which also consists of members of the Sections of Reproduction (obstetricians), Emergency and Critical Care (surgeons) and Anesthesiology as well as many other members of the hospital support staff.
The dystocia team assembles within minutes of receiving a call about an in-coming or in-house dystocia case to attend to the critical needs of both the mare and foal.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Service also manages High Risk Pregnancy cases and attends all births that occur in the hospital.