Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Participation Sought in Study on JIE in Arabians

February 24, 2015

Researchers are working to identify the genetic cause of juvenile idiopathic epilepsy (JIE) in Arabian horses.... Read More

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Setlakwe to Share 'Tales from the NICU'

February 23, 2015

On March 3 Dr. Emilie Setlakwe will describe a day in the life of a vet in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). ... Read More

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Parasite Control in Young Horses

February 20, 2015

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses.... Read More

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'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

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

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

January 17, 2015

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Breeding Plans for 2015

December 23, 2014

Of the 535 respondents, 401 (75%) said they do not plan to breed a mare in 2015.... Read More

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

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Why Do Young Horses Champ Their Mouths?

December 04, 2014

Discover the possible reasons a foal or young horse might "gum" at an adult horse.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Seeking Foal Sitters for NICU

November 22, 2014

Duties include assisting staff as they work with foals, milk mares, monitor equipment for alarms, and more.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

November 17, 2014

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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CSU Equine Repro Vets to Offer Short Course in Arizona

November 10, 2014

The Jan. 7, 2015, short course will offer lectures in the morning and hands-on experience in the afternoon.... Read More

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Foals Follow Dams' Leads When Dealing With Scary Objects

November 01, 2014

Researchers found that foals that watched their dams calmly handle scary objects ended up being less fearful themselves.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

Advantages to standing sedated castrations include avoiding potential issues associated with putting a horse under anesthesia.

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Castration: The When and How

September 26, 2014

Science trumps tradition when it comes to gelding male horses.... Read More

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