Cases of Foal Loss Syndrome Reported in Ohio

An equine practitioner in Morgan County, Ohio, suspects that five cases of red bag delivery within the past week--plus 10 pregnant mares that are now empty--could be the same thing that veterinarians in Kentucky are dealing with, according to Grant Frazer, BVSc, MS, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University. Morgan County is east of Columbus, Ohio. Frazer said that he has received calls from concerned veterinarians in addition to the one in Morgan County. Frazer is trying to discover the extent of the problem in Ohio.

At this time, veterinarians in North Lewisburg (near Cincinnati) and Lebanon (near Columbus) in Ohio report that they have not had any abortion problems above the normal number.

About the Author

Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

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