Placentitis--Caring for the Foals

During the foaling season, Bain said, veterinarians are frequently called upon to deal with a foal that is the product of a mare with placentitis. These foals, he said, can range from being extremely early--300 days--with small size and organ function incompatible with life to a full-sized foal nearer to full-term gestation with minimal effects.

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