Veterinary internists need to prognosticate patients quickly and accurately in a neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU). This may depend on laboratory data collected on admission, the
cost of hospitalisation, length of stay (LOS) and mortality rate experienced in the NICU.
Therefore,we conducted a retrospective study of 62 equine neonates admitted to aNICU of
a private equine referral hospital to determine the prognostic value of venous clinicopathological
data collected on admission before therapy, the cost of hospitalisation, LOS
and mortality rate.