In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.
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Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.
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March 21, 2017
In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More
February 14, 2017
A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More
February 12, 2015
Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More
October 03, 2014
Weak or recumbent foals require early veterinary intervention. Here's what to watch for.... Read More
May 12, 2011
There's nothing more heart-wrenching than watching a newborn foal fight for his life.... Read More
January 26, 2010
Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in which the whole body is in an inflammatory state due to the presence of a known or suspect bacterial infection. The evolution and future of sepsis treatment in the horse was describe... Read More
March 01, 2008
Everyone is excited about the newest addition on the farm. Care of your neonate should be easy, since foals are just small horses, right? Well, not exactly--especially when it comes to certain medical conditions. For example, foals are more... Read More
June 22, 2007
A recently published study could help veterinarians predict the causative agents of a deadly bloodstream infection (septicemia) common in newborn foals by characterizing clinical signs associated with different types of bacteria.
"Infection... Read More
February 01, 2007
The first days of a foal's life can be risky; there are a number of things that can go wrong. Some problems can be dealt with easily (such as constipation), while others are life-threatening (such as a ruptured bladder).
In this article, Bonni... Read More
May 12, 2006
Critically ill foals are seven percent more likely to survive if they receive plasma with higher concentrations of antibodies as opposed to traditional plasma, according to results of a recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School... Read More
February 13, 2005
Septicemia is loosely defined as bacteria or bacterial components in the bloodstream. In foals, septicemia is the most common cause of death in the first week of life, noted Simon Peek, BVSc, MRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, clinical associate professor of... Read More
November 10, 2004
Septic arthritis in a Thoroughbred foal significantly reduces the likelihood the animal will race, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and...
Septic arthritis in a Thoroughbred foal significantly reduces the likelihood the animal will race, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and... Read More
January 31, 2004
Foal care from the first few hours of life to one month can be critical in the overall health and welfare of the newborn foal.... Read More
November 01, 2003
No one test can reliably diagnose septicemia (systemic infection) in a foal. The clinician must wait for the results of blood cultures, which can take days. However, preliminary studies of a blood protein called serum amyloid A (SAA) have shown... Read More
January 01, 1999
Foals born to mares which do not receive proper nourishment during gestation could be born weak.... Read More
January 01, 1998
Final preparations will need to be made so that the newborn foal gets the best chance at life.... Read More
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