Layup Services

The Center for Equine Health layup program provides a tranquil barn setting with access to world-class veterinary care.
Lay-up

We offer layup boarding with individualized care for horses recovering from illness, injury, surgery, or other procedures requiring time for healing and rehabilitation. We believe that the care of a horse during this period can have a significant impact on how well it recovers from an injury or illness. 

The Center for Equine Health layup program provides a tranquil barn setting with access to world-class veterinary care. Located within minutes of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, our facility is an ideal place where horses can receive individualized care and convenient follow-up visits at the hospital. We also welcome horses that are not patients at the UC Davis veterinary hospital and would be happy to work with your private veterinarian in the care of your horse. 

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Interested clients may request a private tour of our facilities. 

Board includes the following:

  • Housing in individual 12’ x 12’ stall with 12’ x 22’ attached run
  • Bedding
    • Shavings or straw, based on medical requirements or client preference
  • An individualized feeding program
    • High quality grass hay and alfalfa is included
    • Our staff is easily able to acquire and feed any additional grain or supplements
  • Daily grooming and personal grooming kit to take home upon departure
  • Daily hand walking or turnout
    • Turnout options include irrigated grass paddocks of varying sizes
  • Blanketing

Medical care is provided by trained equine health technicians who are on call 24 hours a day, including a night staff. The technicians will follow instructions provided by the horse's veterinarian to change dressings, take vital signs, and give medications as well as provide exercise in the form of hand-walking or set-up in our Equineciser. 

Transportation to and from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for follow-up visits can be conveniently provided. Our close proximity to the hospital minimizes transport time and stress on your horse. 

Other options can be provided at the owner's request, such as:

  • An individualized exercise regimen
    • Lunging
    • Riding
  • Specialized grooming and bathing
  • Farrier services

Lay-up Rates

Level of Care Per Diem
Basic Board (a la carte services available at additional cost) $32.00
LAY-UP LEVEL 1; No medication, 5-10 minutes hand walking BID or turnout $44.00
LAY-UP LEVEL 2; 1-2 medications, 5-10 minutes hand walking BID or turnout $54.00
LAY-UP LEVEL 3; 3-4 medications, 5-10 minutes hand walking BID or turnout $64.00
LAY-UP LEVEL 4; 4+ medications, 5-10 minutes hand walking BID or turnout $74.00

*Horses must have proof of current (within 6 months) vaccination for influenza and rhinopneumonitis.

Please contact the Center for Equine Health office at (530) 752-6433 or cehadmin@ucdavis.edu with any questions or to make a reservation.