Foal Care

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

April 11, 2014

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

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Deworming Foals

April 04, 2014

Should a foal be dewormed during its first 6 months of life? Dr. Wendy Vaala responds. (0:03:25)... Read More

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Health Problems in Newborn Foals

April 04, 2014

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face.... Read More

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Foal Heat Diarrhea

April 03, 2014

What impact can a mare going through her "foal heat" have on her foal? (0:01:20)... Read More

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Blanketing Foals

April 02, 2014

Do foals, especially those born early in the season or in cold climates, need to wear blankets? (0:1:38)... Read More

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What First-Time Horse Breeders Should Expect at Foaling

March 31, 2014

We are first-time breeders. What do we need on hand for foaling? (0:07:22)... Read More

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Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More

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UKVDL Seeing Increased Lawsonia Submissions

March 26, 2014

The UKVDL is seeing a significant increase in L. intracellularis cases as compared to recent years.... Read More

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Infographic: Rhodococcus equi

March 14, 2014

R. equi is a serious disease that can cause pneumonia in foals. Learn how to protect your herd.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Foals

March 09, 2014

Learn how to help your foal thrive during its first 6 months of life.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Abraham to Speak on Newborn Foals at Penn Vet Lecture

February 25, 2014

Dr. Michelle Abraham will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases.... Read More

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Foal Birth to be Broadcast Live on Penn Vet's Website

February 23, 2014

Penn Vet will broadcast live the birth of a foal conceived via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Allen Page

February 22, 2014

Page has mainly studied L. intracellularis, a bacterium causing a disease primarily in young horses.... Read More

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Your Mare has Delivered Successfully: Now What?

February 20, 2014

Learn about normal foal development and health risks, and quiz your knowledge in this special report.... Read More

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Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

February 17, 2014

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life.... Read More

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Blood-Horse Releases 'Saving New Lives' Long-Form Feature

February 05, 2014

The feature offers a look inside a neonatal intensive care unit treatment wing and surgical facilities.... Read More

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Lives in the Balance Just Down the Road

February 05, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the NICU at one equine hospital in the Blood-Horse's first long-form feature. ... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

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Failure of Passive Transfer

January 31, 2014

Find out why foals require passive transfer of infection-fighting antibodies from their mothers' first milk.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infections in Foals on the Rise

January 22, 2014

Researchers are observing an increasing trend of positive cases submitted in 2013 as compared to recent years.... Read More

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Penn Vet to Offer Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

January 17, 2014

Short course topics include, stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.... Read More

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Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

December 31, 2013

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought.... Read More