Foaling & Foaling Problems

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 14, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

February 11, 2017

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures.... Read More

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Dealing With Equine Dystocias

January 13, 2017

A difficult birth can be life-threatening for both mare and foal if not handled promptly and properly.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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Foaling Tendencies and Dystocia Rates in New Zealand

December 25, 2016

Foal size (and, indirectly, sex) appear to contribute to dystocia, especially among mares in New Zealand.... Read More

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

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

December 16, 2016

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Ready Mares in Fall for Foals in Spring

December 01, 2016

Reproductive health, vaccination status, and nutrition are key to readying your mare to care for her foal.... Read More

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

November 20, 2016

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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Seeing Double: Handling Equine Twins

October 16, 2016

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins in horses. ... Read More

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Can Alpha-Fetoprotein Help Diagnose Neonatal Disease?

August 21, 2016

Researchers found that AFP could be a useful biomarker to help assess neonatal health soon after birth.... Read More

Jerry and Ann Moss visit Zenyatta in January 2011 at Lane's End Farm.

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Zenyatta's 2016 Colt Dead

April 13, 2016

The champion Thoroughbred racing mare's colt by War Front succumbed to meconium aspiration syndrome at 2 days of age.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

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Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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Neonate Prognostic Indicators: Making Sense of the Noise

March 30, 2016

One vet reviews the options practitioners have for determining prognosis and predicting survival for sick foals.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Pregnancy

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Linton, VMD, will describe what to expect when your horse is expecting on April 5 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Foalings

March 08, 2016

Of the 395 poll respondents, 286 (72%) said they aren't expecting a foal this spring. ... Read More

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How to Perform CPR on a Newborn Foal

February 09, 2016

Many foals born with beating heart and pulse, but who fail to breathe, can be revived via CPR. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

January 17, 2016

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event About Foaling

November 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include dystocia, care of a sick foal, and postpartum mare management.... Read More

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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

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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

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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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

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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