Foal Care

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

March 21, 2017

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

February 26, 2017

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Low Platelet Counts and Sick Foals: An Unlucky Combination

February 17, 2017

Researchers found an overall decreased survival rate in sick foals with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts).... Read More

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Understanding Foal Immunity In Utero and Beyond

February 15, 2017

The science behind immunity is complex, but many aspects are useful in everyday mare and foal management.... Read More

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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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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

January 25, 2017

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 13, 2017

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... 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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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... 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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Vaccines for all Ages

December 06, 2016

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Dembek Receives EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

December 05, 2016

Dr. Katarzyna Dembek is studying how hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal hormones relate to disease in newborn foals.... 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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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

November 19, 2016

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... 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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Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... 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

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Study: Young Foals can Learn Basic Handling Skills

August 07, 2016

Researchers found that training using learning theory principles can yield excellent results in weeks-old foals.... Read More

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Do Foals, Yearlings Need Fecal Egg Counts of Zero?

July 05, 2016

Study foals and yearlings had good body condition scores and growth rates even when their fecal egg counts weren't zero.... Read More