The first days of a foal's life can be risky; there are a number of things that can go wrong. Some problems can be dealt with easily (such as constipation), while others are life-threatening (such as a ruptured bladder).

In this article, Bonnie Barr, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, an internist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Jennifer Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVCP, an

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