Foal Care


Lawsonia intracellularis: A Clinical Perspective

December 27, 2012

Dr. Nathan Slovis discusses clinical signs and treatment of equine proliferative enteropathy.... Read More


12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

Article Poll Recap: Choosing Foals' Sex

December 19, 2012

The majority of respondents said they'd rather not choose a future foal's sex ahead of time.... Read More


Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More

Compston's new flexural deformity treatment method involves creating an active tension splint via a wire placed into the foal's hoof.


New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

September 09, 2012

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study.... Read More


UK to Host Lawsonia Symposium

August 21, 2012

The L. intracellularis symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More


Leptospirosis Confirmed in Kentucky Weanling

August 13, 2012

Veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Center have confirmed leptospirosis in a Thoroughbred weanling.... Read More


Weaning Stress Horse Course Archived

July 31, 2012

Amanda Adams, PhD, gave an overview of weaning stressors and how to keep foals healthy during the transition.... Read More


The Stress of Weaning

July 31, 2012

Amanda A. Adams, PhD, offers research-based advice about keeping foals healthy during the stress of weaning.... Read More


Nutrition, Genetics, and Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

July 26, 2012

Researchers recently identified links between equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD), nutrition, and genetics.... Read More


Preserving Feces to Improve C. perfringens Diagnosis

June 19, 2012

Freezing or inhibiting fecal samples from diarrheic horses allows C. perfringens detection for weeks longer.... Read More


Alltech News and Brews Lecture on Foal Diseases, June 27

June 18, 2012

Dale Brown, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, will deliver the lecture on diseases in young horses.... Read More


Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More


Ky. Thoroughbred Farms Take Part in L. intracellularis Study

May 24, 2012

The study on Lawsonia intracellularis involves 14 Thoroughbred farms and 600 Thoroughbreds in Kentucky.... Read More


Health Conditions in Older Foals

May 21, 2012

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances.... Read More


Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More


Know When to Vaccinate Foals for Best Protection

May 04, 2012

Most vaccination schedules begin when the foal is four to six months old.... Read More


Deworming Young Horses

May 01, 2012

Work with your veterinarian to properly time treatment and avoid perpetuating drug-resistant parasites.... Read More


Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

April 29, 2012

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly.... Read More


Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”


UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More


Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction

March 14, 2012

A recent study suggests that with supportive care affected foals can lead healthy and productive lives.... Read More


Seven Ponies Dead from R. equi Outbreak in Mayotte

February 20, 2012

Seven ponies have died at an equestrian center located on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. ... Read More


Lawsonia Vaccine Studied

February 20, 2012

No adverse reactions to the vaccine were noted and fewer than 2% of the weanlings exhibited signs of disease.... Read More