Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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New Bolton Center Seeking Foal Sitters for NICU

November 22, 2014

Duties include assisting staff as they stand and turn foals, milking mares, monitoring equipment for alarms, and more.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

November 18, 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

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Equine Groups Support UHC's Operation Gelding

September 01, 2014

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) has added $14,400 to its Operation Gelding fund thanks to a collaborative donation.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

August 18, 2014

Equine reproduction specialist Ryan Ferris, DVM, shares the signs that a mare is in foal.... Read More

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Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More

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Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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My Filly has No Respect or Fear of Anything. What Can I Do?

July 03, 2014

An equine behaviorist offers advice for managing an orphaned filly who exhibits dangerous behaviors.... Read More

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Surrogate Mares' Impact on Embryo Transfer Foals Evaluated

June 18, 2014

Researchers found size and metabolic marker differences in half-siblings gestated in mares of different sizes.... Read More

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Hernias: Case by Case

June 16, 2014

Learn about classic and unusual equine hernias, why they occur, how to treat them, and their prognoses. ... Read More

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Study: Foaling Mares Not Stressed

June 15, 2014

Researchers recently showed that mares appear to be completely relaxed when foaling.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Calming a Mustang Stud

June 05, 2014

Last fall I adopted a wild mustang stud. Would gelding him help calm his wild attitude? ... Read More

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

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More