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Great Beginnings: Foaling and Newborn Care

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Your mare is in labor and your foal is on his way. But what if something goes wrong? Offer your baby a great start by listening to this live audio event covering foaling, dystocia (difficult birth), passive transfer of immunity, and neonate health.

About the Experts

Carlos M. Gradil, DVM, PhD, MS, Dipl. ACT

Carlos M. Gradil, DVM, PhD, MS, Dipl. ACT, is a reproductive specialist at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences where he is the equine studies program coordinator and an extension professor. He teaches courses in equine disease and health management, fundamentals of reproduction, and reproductive physiology. Gradil’s research includes fertility in both horses and dogs.

Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM

Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, serves as section head at the Hospital for Large Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Her specialty interests include both neonate foals and geriatrics. In 2006, she authored and edited the book Equine Neonatal Medicine: A Case-Based Approach.