Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

April 12, 2014

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More

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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

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

April 05, 2014

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. ... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

April 04, 2014

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... 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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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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Feeding Foals through Weaning

March 23, 2014

Before weaning, devise a feeding plan to help the foal make a smooth transition to life on his own.... Read More

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Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

March 19, 2014

Researchers say laparoscopy's advantages might not always outweigh conventional surgery's disadvantages.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Nutrition Knowledge

March 18, 2014

Of the 1,127 respondents, 225 (20%) indicated they were interesting in learning more about supplements.... Read More

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10 Equine Nutrition Resources on TheHorse.com

March 17, 2014

Find resources on good nutritional practices to help keep your horses healthy and happy.... 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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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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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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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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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More