Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

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

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... Read More

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Neonatal Unit for Critical Foals

July 08, 2017

A dedicated team of professionals at UC Davis work around the clock to help newborns beat the odds. ... Read More

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Take-Homes From the 2017 Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

July 07, 2017

More than 80 attendees and guests attended the IEOC's annual symposium held June 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

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

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

June 03, 2017

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements.... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 17, 2017

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

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

May 13, 2017

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

Foals with meconium impactions strain to defecate and also show signs of persistent abdominal pain.

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Watch for Meconium Impactions in Foals

May 07, 2017

Learn to recognize and treat this condition that can threaten foals within the first 24 hours of life. ... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

Testing for the dwarfism and hydrocephaly mutations before breeding can help ensure a healthy foal results.

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Friesian Dwarfism, Hydrocephaly Genetic Tests Available

April 28, 2017

Genetic Testing at Gluck is offering tests to identify carriers of the dwarfism and hydrocephaly mutations.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More

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

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More