January 01, 2009
Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More
December 29, 2008
After witnessing a rare (and unsuccessful) infanticide attack by a stallion on a one-hour-old foal, behavior researcher Meeghan Gray, PhD, from the University of Nevada, Reno, reported findings from the macabre event.
"In this first report... Read More
December 18, 2008
December 03, 2008
A colt born with type-1 diabetes might be the first documented equine case of the illness, according to his veterinarian, Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky.
The Kentucky Mountain Saddle... Read More
December 02, 2008
Foals start arriving in January, so having all of the necessary equipment organized and ready to go is a project best completed in December. There are basic supplies that are important to have on hand for foaling mares. These should be in a kit or ... Read More
December 01, 2008
Gestation in mares is estimated to last about 340 days, but this is just an average, since mares often foal as... Read More
November 29, 2008
Australian researchers based at Coolmore Stud in New South Wales, Australia, reported in a new study that placental weight and parity (number of foals a mare has had) are positively associated with foal weight. In contrast, neither... Read More
November 13, 2008
A medication protocol that can induce lactation in "open" mares has changed the way prominent Kentucky Standardbred nursery, Walnut Hall Ltd., manages its nurse mare herd, while giving more than 20 rescued mares a new
Walnut Hall's vet, Joe... Read More
October 18, 2008
A recent study of wild horses in New Zealand has found that broodmares that are healthiest at the time of conception are more likely to have colts.
The study, conducted by researchers Elissa Cameron, MSc, PhD, and Wayne Linklater, PhD, foun... Read More
October 16, 2008
The body condition of a mare and the sex of her foal will determine how much the foal plays, according to a new study by researchers at the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
The group, led by Elissa... Read More
October 05, 2008
When a foal is born with limb contractures preventing it from standing or walking normally, it is said to have contractures, or contracted foal syndrome (CFS). ... Read More
September 21, 2008
Buck I St. Pat has been trotting along the road to glory since she was two days old.
That was the first time that breeder Ron Fuller, DVM, hooked the Standardbred filly to an old goat cart and let her pull it around. "They'll follow their... Read More
September 09, 2008
A recent addition to a family of bacteria generally associated with human stomach problems could play a part in causing intestinal upset in foals, say Belgian researchers who have found that a disproportionate amount of foals have the bug in their... Read More
August 22, 2008
Lucky isn't completely back to normal, but he's close enough that his owners are happy with the result.... Read More
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
August 15, 2008
Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, presented the topic "From a Sperm's Eye View" at the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
July 28, 2008
It appears most young foals born on farms with endemic Lawsonia intracellularis could be protected from equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE), a spreading intestinal disease caused by the bacterium, provided they ingest colostrum containing... Read More
July 13, 2008
A House leader has come out against a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses and asked a federal agency to delay a decision on the animals' fate.
Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, urged the U.S.... Read More
May 29, 2008
Vets discuss the varied causes of foal mortality, current recommendations for preventing disease, and breaking research information on foal vaccination and immunity.... Read More
May 25, 2008
Traditionally, one of the stronger parts of each AAEP convention program is the time devoted to reproduction. The convention held in Orlando was no exception. It began with an in-depth session titled "Perinatology--End of Pregnancy Through... Read More
May 21, 2008
Veterinarians with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., have put out a call for colostrum donations as their supply has dwindled in the midst of foaling season.
May 09, 2008
Experts with the University of Kentucky (UK) report that Eastern tent caterpillars are now wandering in the area, and population levels are among the highest they've seen since the 2001, when mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) hit Central... Read More
May 01, 2008
Q: My 11-day-old Walking Horse stud colt came down with tetanus, which was apparently contracted through his umbilical cord. His cord was leaking urine. When should a colt be vaccinated for tetanus to prevent this, and does a... Read More
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