Neonatal Isoerythrolysis (NI, or Jaundice)
Identifying high-risk equine pregnancies early can help safeguard against loss of the pregnancy, newborn foal, or mare.
The newborn foal is both precious and precarious. Know what to look for in the first hours of life.
October 03, 2014
Weak or recumbent foals require early veterinary intervention. Here's what to watch for.... Read More
February 01, 2012
Prevention is key to avoiding neonatal isoerythrolysis, or destruction of a newborn foal's red blood cells.... Read More
January 01, 2011
The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More
January 06, 2010
Neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) is caused by an incompatibility of blood types between a mare and her foal. If a foal inherits from its sire a red cell factor (antigen) that the mare lacks, the mare may develop antibodies to that antigen. There i... 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
February 14, 2005
The best chance to improve the survival rate of a newborn foal, she said, is adequate advance disease prevention and planning. The disease prevention includes a comprehensive vaccination program, Zimmel told her listeners.... Read More
March 11, 2004
"Take an organized approach to elucidate causes of fever of unknown origin in the foal," said Robert Franklin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Victoria, Australia, during the Western Veterinary Conference held February... Read More
January 09, 2003
In defining a high-risk mare, Bain said she is one which has had previous foaling problems such as dystocia (difficult delivery), hemorrhage, or a red bag delivery. He said a mare also could be at risk because of medical illness, surgery, colic... Read More
February 01, 2001
Neonatal isoerythrolysis is a silent stalker of foals. At birth, the foal is normal. In some cases, the foal shows subtle signs as an internal enemy attacks and the disease progresses to a point of no return; in others, it takes only hours for... Read More