Foal Care


Foals and CPR: What You Should Know

September 11, 2015

If you administer CPR to a foal that's not breathing in time, your baby could be one of the 40-90% that fully recover.... Read More


Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More


Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More


Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More


Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More


Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

An ascarid impaction in a weanling at surgery.


Foal Owners Beware: The Danger of Ascarids

June 30, 2015

Ascarids can damage various body systems during the first 18 months of a horse's life. Here's how to protect your foal.... Read More


NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More


What You Can Do to Promote a Healthy Foal

June 05, 2015

Take steps prior to parturition to ensure your foal enters the world in a clean and healthy environment.... Read More


Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More


Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More


How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 21, 2015

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More


Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More


Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.


Researchers Confirm IgG Values for Predicting Foal Survival

May 04, 2015

Foals with IgG levels lower than 800 mg/dL are more likely to die than those with levels greater than 800 mg/dL.... Read More


Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Why are Two Siblings Out of the Same Mare so Different?

April 30, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses contradictory characteristics between foals out of one mare born different years.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More


Does My Mare Think a Miniature Horse is Her Baby?

April 23, 2015

In response to a reader question Dr. Nancy Diehl shares insight on equine maternal instincts, foal stealing, and more.... Read More


Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 13, 2015

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More


Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More


Can a Mare's Personality Change After Her First Foal?

April 09, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl addresses a question about why a mare might respond differently to training after having her first foal.... Read More


Orphan Foal Behavior

April 02, 2015

An equine behavior expert offers advice on raising and training an orphan foal to reduce future unwanted behaviors. ... Read More


Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More