Recent News for Foal Care and Problems


Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More


Seeing Double: Handling Equine Twins

October 16, 2016

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


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


Operation Gelding Receives Grants to Support Clinics

September 28, 2016

As a result, the program hopes to nearly double the number of clinics held and stallions gelded by 2018.... Read More


Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More


Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 09, 2016

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More


Why Freeze Stallion Semen?

September 04, 2016

There are other reasons for freezing a stallion's semen besides export or transport.... Read More


Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More


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


Operation Gelding Receives Grant to Expand Program

August 18, 2016

The AAEP Foundation provided $10,000 toward the UHC's $50,000 goal to geld 500 horses.... Read More


Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 15, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More


Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 11, 2016

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More


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


Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More


Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More


Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More


Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More


Weaning Ways

July 15, 2016

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More


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


Unwanted Horse Coalition Hosts Annual Meeting

June 22, 2016

The coalition announced that Operation Gelding will be expanded based on positive survey results.... Read More

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


Young Horse Digestive Health

June 17, 2016

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


Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

June 14, 2016

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More


7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More


Foal Eye Issues

May 31, 2016

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Free-Feeding Hay: When Will My Horse Slow Down?

May 16, 2016

Our nutrition expert offers advice for ensuring free-fed horses don't overeat hay.... Read More