Clinical Services and Consultancy

Kevin Corley BVM&S BSc (Vet Sci) MS PhD DACVIM DACVECC MRCVS
Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine and Critical Care

 Heart Ultrasound. A colour flow Doppler ultrasound showing infection in the aortic valve of the heart causing blood to leak backwards.

Heart Ultrasound. A colour flow Doppler ultrasound showing infection in the aortic valve of the heart causing blood to leak backwards.

Services for:

Owners / Trainers / Breeders

Diagnosis and treatment of individual horse cases, particularly difficult or challenging internal medicine cases.

Critical care of foals. Admission of your critically-ill foal can be arranged at your choice of three top hospitals, with Dr Corley managing the case from start to hospital discharge.

Critical care of adult horses. Admission of your critically-ill horse can be arranged at your choice of three top hospitals, with Dr Corley managing the case from start to hospital discharge.

Heart ultrasound. We offer echocardiography and exercising electrocardiography to provide an expert, authoritative opinion on the horse’s heart and advice on treatment where appropriate. This includes everything from murmurs heard at pre-purchase examination (vettings) to stallions in early heart failure.

 Foetal Sexing: Colour Doppler of the gonads, showing a colt

Foetal Sexing: Colour Doppler of the gonads, showing a colt

High risk pregnancies. Early diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy problems such as placentitis can dramatically improve the chances for the mare and foal. Ultrasound of the pregnant mare requires expertise and experience as it is easy to misinterpret. We have years of experience performing abdominal scans of the mare during mid to late pregnancy, and have had many successful outcomes even when it has been against the odds.

Foetal sexing. The sex of foals can be determined in the womb by ultrasound. We offer this service using trans-abdominal ultrasound (through the belly) between the 130th and 260th day of pregnancy.

Yard health investigations. A particular area of interest is disease or health issues affecting more than one horse in the yard. Subclinical disease can show subtle signs but have a profound effect on performance. We offer a full investigative service.


 Critical Care of Foals: A foal being treated with mechanical ventilation, due to transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)

Critical Care of Foals: A foal being treated with mechanical ventilation, due to transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)

Veterinarians

Internal medicine, ultrasound and critical care. Kevin works to support his colleagues in the areas of internal medicine, ultrasonography and critical care. Services offered include phone or email advice, examination of horses at your clinic or your clients premises, or admission of your clients horses to their choice of three of the top hospitals in Ireland.


 Dr Kevin Corley acting as an expert witness in Singapore

Dr Kevin Corley acting as an expert witness in Singapore

Legal Profession / Industry

Expert witness. Dr Corley has acted as an expert witness and provided expert advice for lawyers and solicitors in an number of different jurisdictions. Particular expertise is in foal medicine, the use of drugs in horses and in internal medicine.

Pharmaceutical companies. Dr Corley has provided support to pharmaceutical companies in a number of different areas. These include providing expertise to support applications for or amendments to Marketing Authorisation, investigation of adverse reactions and provision of educational or marketing materials.

Insurance companies. Dr Corley has worked with several insurance companies to provide a clinical opinion or second opinion on horses insured by them.