Foal Care


Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

October 19, 2011

Caring for deciduous teeth in young horses requires additional considerations from a veterinary standpoint.... Read More

The "nanny" group of foals showed the least amount of stress from weaning. Over the first few days of weaning, these foals whinnied and paced less and ate and slept more, compared to the foals in other groups.


Study: 'Nanny' Horses Reduce Weaning Stress for Foals

October 03, 2011

Researchers found that the presence of "nanny" mares reduced the amount of weaning stress foals experienced.... Read More


Researchers Examine One-Sided Imprint Training

September 26, 2011

Research indicates that one-sided imprint training is not might not be as beneficial as once thought.... Read More


New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

September 15, 2011

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future.... Read More


Weaning Stress and Nutritional Influences

September 14, 2011

Nutritional support could reduce the stresses and health challenges that weaning places on young horses.... Read More


Nurse Mares

September 08, 2011

Dr. Sue McDonnell talks about what makes a reliable nurse mare.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.


Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

September 05, 2011

Many cases of colic in foal can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More


Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More


Foal Vaccination Strategies

September 01, 2011

Protecting a foal from infectious diseases begins before birth. ... Read More


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.


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


Imprint Training and Future Performance

August 25, 2011

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


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


Gastrointestinal Problems in the Foal

August 03, 2011

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


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


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


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

In her study, Nagel evaluated the heart rates of pregnant mares and their fetuses using a fetomaternal ECG.


Study: ECGs for Maternal and Fetal Heart Rate Evaluations

July 14, 2011

In the last two months of a high-risk pregnancy, this technique can help determine whether the unborn foal is healthy.... Read More


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


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


Monitoring and Preventing Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

June 14, 2011

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


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


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


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


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