Foal Care

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Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

January 28, 2016

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 15, 2016

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... Read More

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Heart Rate Variability to Monitor Unborn Foals' Health

January 09, 2016

Heart rate variability gives a broader and possibly more accurate look at fetal well-being than heart rate alone.... Read More

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Equine Enteric Coronavirus

December 31, 2015

Emerging virus or incidental bystander? Dr. Nicola Pusterla of UC Davis shares insight into this infectious disease.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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Are Foals Born Early in the Year More Dominant?

December 13, 2015

Researchers found that older weanlings appear to be--and seem to stay--more dominant in the social hierarchy.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event About Foaling

November 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include dystocia, care of a sick foal, and postpartum mare management.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Seeks Volunteer Foal Sitters for 2016

October 20, 2015

Foal sitters assist veterinarians and staff with a variety of tasks in the neonatal intensive care unit.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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Foals and CPR: What You Should Know

September 11, 2015

If you administer CPR to a foal that's not breathing in time, your baby could be one of the 40-90% that fully recover.... Read More

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Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More

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Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

An ascarid impaction in a weanling at surgery.

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Foal Owners Beware: The Danger of Ascarids

June 30, 2015

Ascarids can damage various body systems during the first 18 months of a horse's life. Here's how to protect your foal.... Read More

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NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More

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What You Can Do to Promote a Healthy Foal

June 05, 2015

Take steps prior to parturition to ensure your foal enters the world in a clean and healthy environment.... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More

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Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More

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Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More