Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.

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Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

September 18, 2014

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Equine Groups Support UHC's Operation Gelding

September 01, 2014

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has added $14,400 to its Operation Gelding fund thanks to a collaborative donation.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

August 18, 2014

Equine reproduction specialist Ryan Ferris, DVM, shares the signs that a mare is in foal.... Read More

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Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More

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Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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My Filly has No Respect or Fear of Anything. What Can I Do?

July 03, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers advice for managing an orphaned filly who exhibits dangerous behaviors.... Read More

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Surrogate Mares' Impact on Embryo Transfer Foals Evaluated

June 18, 2014

Researchers found size and metabolic marker differences in half-siblings gestated in mares of different sizes.... Read More

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Hernias: Case by Case

June 16, 2014

Learn about classic and unusual equine hernias, why they occur, how to treat them, and their prognoses. ... Read More

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Study: Foaling Mares Not Stressed

June 15, 2014

Researchers recently showed that mares appear to be completely relaxed when foaling.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Calming a Mustang Stud

June 05, 2014

Last fall I adopted a wild mustang stud. Would gelding him help calm his wild attitude? ... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Equine Laparoscopic Castration's Success Rates Studied

May 28, 2014

Vets found that testosterone production and stallionlike behavior persist in some horses following castration.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Farmers' Almanac: Truth or Fiction?

May 27, 2014

Of the 294 respondents, 86% said they don't rely on the Farmers' Almanac for horse management decisions.... Read More

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Seeing Double

May 16, 2014

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins. ... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Foaling Location

May 01, 2014

Why would a mare prefer to foal in a field versus in a foaling stall or in the barn?... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More