Foal Heart Murmurs Could Signal Other Problems

Any foal with an abnormally high respiration rate, heart rate, blue gums, or exercise intolerance should be evaluated for heart defects. If one is found, it's a good idea to look for other congenital problems.

K. Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, Dipl. ACVCP, and his colleagues at the University of California, Davis reviewed the medical records of 18 foals that w

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