Evaluating Placentas Can Pinpoint Potential Problems

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Although common knowledge among veterinarians, few horse owners know that the condition of a mare's placenta following birth is a useful barometer for gauging the health of a newborn foal. If the placenta appears abnormal, the foal could be at risk for infection that could lead to death. However, if the attending veterinarian recognizes abnormalities in the expelled placenta, he or she might

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