Umbilical Cord Length and Foal Health

A long umbilical cord increases the risks for abortions and stillbirths in horses. Complications include strangulation of the foal and excessive cord twisting, writes Karin Bosh in a recent edition of Equine Disease Quarterly, a newsletter published by the University of Kentucky (UK).

In a recent study by UK and veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the researchers foun

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