Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More

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

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

March 21, 2017

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More

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What is a Nutraceutical?

March 20, 2017

Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

March 20, 2017

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

March 10, 2017

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Picky Eaters

March 07, 2017

Of the 413 respondents, 212 (51%) have dealt with an equine picky eater. ... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

March 03, 2017

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More

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The Horse, FeedXL Team for National Nutrition Month

March 01, 2017

Get information-packed nutrition content throughout March.... Read More

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Minding the Great Tooth Transition in Horses

March 01, 2017

The transition from baby to permanent teeth can go smoothly, but it can also hit some roadblocks along the way.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Late Gestation

February 28, 2017

With a rapidly growing foal on board, late gestation can pose nutritional challenges for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Protein and Equine Ration Balancers: Let's Do the Math

February 27, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes explains why ration-balancer protein contents might seem high but aren't.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Zinc and Copper

February 27, 2017

Learn more about these trace minerals that are vital to horse health. ... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

February 26, 2017

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Low Platelet Counts and Sick Foals: An Unlucky Combination

February 17, 2017

Researchers found an overall decreased survival rate in sick foals with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts).... Read More