Foal Care

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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.

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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

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Imprint Training and Future Performance

August 25, 2011

Dr. Sue McDonnell answers a reader's quesion about foal imprint training.... Read More

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Answers Sought in Treating Foal Respiratory Disease

August 07, 2011

Foals are small enough to fit in the gantry of a CT machine, which is helpful in assessing lung disease.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Problems in the Foal

August 03, 2011

Meconium impaction, ulcers, diarrhea, and other GI problems can arise in foals.... Read More

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AVMA Honors UK Veterinarian

July 31, 2011

Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, received a prestigious award at the 2011 AVMA Convention.... Read More

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Coprophagy: Conventional Conduct?

July 25, 2011

Why should foals eating feces be classed as normal behavior when the foal is obviously lacking some nutrient?... Read More

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Gluck Center Study on Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

July 23, 2011

Study revealed that exposure equine proliferativ enteropathy's causative bacterium can continue into March...... Read More

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Study: ECGs for Maternal and Fetal Heart Rate Evaluations

July 14, 2011

Using a fetomaternal electrocardiogram (ECG, a noninvasive way to measure electrical changes in the heart) to ... Read More

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Clostridium difficile: Advancements in Understanding

July 03, 2011

One of the most dangerous organisms that can sicken horses is the bacterium Clostridium difficile.... Read More

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Preparing the Next Generation: Initial Vaccinations for Foal

June 24, 2011

Foals should start a course of vaccinations as soon as the antibody levels obtained from the mare's colostrum... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

June 14, 2011

Prevention and monitoring strategies for equine proliferative enteropathy, a disease that affects weanlings ... Read More

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Equine Proliferative Enteropathy: A Growing Concern

June 04, 2011

Equine proliferative enteropathy, a gastrointestinal disease of foals and weanlings that's increasing in ... Read More

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Neurologic Problems in the Foal

May 15, 2011

Nothing disrupts the joy of foal ownership like the observation of potential problems: A disinterest in nursing, a depressed attitude, strange mannerisms, or seizures could mean a foal is suffering from some serious neurologic problems. During a ... Read More

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Signs of a Septic Foal

May 12, 2011

There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Supports Texas A&M Researchers

April 27, 2011

The Morris Animal Foundation recently awarded more than $100,000 to two principal researchers--one with an equine specialty--at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) to further their research on animal health ... Read More

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Gelding/Castrating Male Horses

April 25, 2011

Why and when should you geld or castrate a stallion, and what's involved in the procedure?... Read More

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Investigating Horse Immunity

April 01, 2011

The immune system allows humans and animals including horses to survive in a complex world filled with harmful bacteria and viruses that can use our bodies for nourishment and reproduce within us. The immune system protects us from those organisms... Read More

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Creep Feeding Provides Needed Nutrients to Nursing Foals

March 19, 2011

A nursing foal's nutritional requirements will exceed his dam's ability to supply nutrients a few months after birth, making creep feeding a good way to get the young horse off on the right hoof.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

March 17, 2011

Rhodococcus equi causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis, Guttural Pouch Infection, Miscellaneous Topics

March 17, 2011

Topics at the 2010 AAEP Convention included piroplasmosis in horses and guttural pouch infection in foals.... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Reproduction Studies (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The science of equine reproduction enjoyed many significant advancements in 2010, and these were discussed during the popular Kester News Hour session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Baltimore, Md. ... Read More

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R. equi Immunity and the Foal (AAEP 2010)

March 01, 2011

Although about 30% of foals that develop Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia do not survive, the majority of foals can be treated successfully and proceed with a normal life. But why is it that only foals are affected by this respiratory disease? One of ... Read More

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Diarrhea

February 28, 2011

When a horse's fluid absorption is compromised, diarrhea can result. ... Read More

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Nutritional Support for the Lactating Mare and Growing Foal

February 27, 2011

Providing your broodmare with a proper diet is critical to producing a healthy foal.... Read More