Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Does My Mare Think a Miniature Horse is Her Baby?

April 23, 2015

In response to a reader question Dr. Nancy Diehl shares insight on equine maternal instincts, foal stealing, and more.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 13, 2015

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

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Can a Mare's Personality Change After Her First Foal?

April 09, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl addresses a question about why a mare might respond differently to training after having her first foal.... Read More

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Orphan Foal Behavior

April 02, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers advice on raising and training an orphan foal to reduce future unwanted behaviors. ... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

March 27, 2015

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection.... Read More

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Normal Mare and Newborn Foal Behavior

March 26, 2015

Find out what to expect as your mare goes into labor and during your foal's first hours of life.... Read More

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Is HIP an Effective Treatment for R. equi?

March 26, 2015

Administering hyperimmune plasma (HIP) seems to have a positive effect on limiting R. equi infections.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

March 14, 2015

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined.... Read More

Pinto coloring looks as though someone has splashed white paint over an otherwise-colored horse, or colored paint over an otherwise-white horse, leaving large splotches (which are larger than an Appaloosa’s spots). Paint and pinto colors are controlled by several different genes and come in a variety of colors and combinations.

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

March 12, 2015

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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'Tales from the NICU' Lecture Rescheduled

March 09, 2015

The Penn Vet lecture has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. due to a recent snowstorm.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

March 09, 2015

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

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Participation Sought in Study on JIE in Arabians

February 24, 2015

Researchers are working to identify the genetic cause of juvenile idiopathic epilepsy (JIE) in Arabian horses.... Read More

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Parasite Control in Young Horses

February 20, 2015

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses.... Read More

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'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More