Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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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 foals 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

Dr. Thomas Chambers, of the University of Kentucky, received funds to research EHV-1.... 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

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... 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

January 17, 2015

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Breeding Plans for 2015

December 23, 2014

Of the 535 respondents, 401 (75%) said they do not plan to breed a mare in 2015.... Read More

Article

Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

Commentary

Why Do Young Horses Champ Their Mouths?

December 04, 2014

Discover the possible reasons a foal or young horse might "gum" at an adult horse.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Seeking Foal Sitters for NICU

November 22, 2014

Duties include assisting staff as they work with foals, milk mares, monitor equipment for alarms, and more.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

November 17, 2014

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More