Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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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

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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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Operation Gelding Receives Grant to Expand Program

August 17, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

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

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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

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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

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Weaning Ways

July 15, 2016

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

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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.

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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

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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

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

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

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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

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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

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Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

May 16, 2016

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education.... Read More

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How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 12, 2016

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More

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Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More

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The Equitwister: A Simplified Way to Castrate Working Equids

April 15, 2016

This tool is simple, affordable, and results in few complications, one equitarian volunteer reported.... Read More