Foaling & Foaling Problems


Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More


Handling Dystocia on the Farm (AAEP 2011)

January 24, 2012

Owners or caretakers should be prepared for emergencies when mares are scheduled to foal. ... Read More


Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

December 23, 2011

The 2011 AAEP convention featured presentations on many aspects of managing fertility in horses. ... Read More


Late-Term Mare Care, Foaling, and Young Foal Care

December 15, 2011

What breeders need to know to keep broodmares healthy and deliver strong, healthy foals. ... Read More


Horse Health Lecture Series Schedule Announced

November 25, 2011

Topics include foaling emergencies, equine strangles, hind limb lameness, and diagnosing neurologic horses.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sydney Hughes

November 20, 2011

Sydney Hughes research has been on athletic performance of Thoroughbred foals born to mares with placentitis... Read More


Study: Ocular Fluid Nitrate Concentrations in Foals

November 18, 2011

Researchers aimed to establish a reference range for ocular fluid nitrate/nitrite concentrations in dead foals... Read More


UKVDL Nocardioform Placentitis Study Update

September 24, 2011

The UKVDL reported an increased number of abortions and abnormal placentas due to nocardioform placentitis.... Read More


Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More


Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

August 27, 2011

University of Kentucky researchers examine the genetics of congenital flexural limb deformities in foals.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.


Evaluating the Colicky Foal

August 26, 2011

Special considerations should be made when evaluating a colicky foal as opposed to an adult horse.... Read More


Mare Gestation Calculator

May 10, 2011

Are you wondering when your pregnant mare will foal? Use our Mare Gestation Calculator to find out! ... Read More


Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More


Knowing Signs of Approaching Foaling Useful for Horse Breeders

March 06, 2011

Expected birth date is an age-old question for horse breeders tending to four-legged mothers-to-be. Most mares are bred naturally in a scheduled breeding with the stallion or through artificial insemination. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State ... Read More


Increase in Cases of Placentitis Reported in Kentucky

February 25, 2011

The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is reporting an increase in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted to the laboratory and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.


Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More


Manual Reduction of Twins in Mares (AAEP 2010)

January 30, 2011

While a mare with twins by her side is rare and sometimes celebrated, twinning in horses is actually dangerous for the mare, especially during delivery. More often than not, one of the twins, generally the smaller and weaker of the two, will die ... Read More


Reproduction: Short Presentations (AAEP 2010)

January 24, 2011

Dr. Juan Samper discusses twin reduction, determination of fetal gender, and the veterinarian’s role in repro.... Read More


Equine Abortion of Unknown Cause

January 22, 2011

Pregnancy loss is relatively common in horses. Only 80% of mares bred give birth to a live foal at term. The loss of the developing foal (fetus) during gestation can fall under one of two categories: early embryonic loss, in which the loss of a fetus... Read More


Young Horse Care and Development, Part 1 (Birth to 6 Months)

January 12, 2011

Dr. Nathan Slovis offers tips on properly caring for foals from birth to weaning.... Read More


Fescue: A Danger to Pregnant Mares

January 02, 2011

In many parts of the world horse pastures contain a fair percentage of fescue, a hardy perennial grass that thrives despite heavy hoof traffic, intense grazing, and adverse growing conditions. Unfortunately, there's a drawback: 75% of all fescue is ... Read More


Equine Dystocia Advancements

January 01, 2011

Better understanding of dystocias and the urgency for vet intervention means more mares and foals can survive.... Read More


Dummy Foal Syndrome (Equine Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome)

December 01, 2010

Foals exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life. ... Read More


Poll: Readers Share Dystocia Experiences

November 16, 2010

Readers of responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever experienced a foaling dystocia?"... Read More