Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Copra Meal or Rice Bran to Help Horses Gain Weight?

January 22, 2018

Is rice bran or coconut (copra) meal a better option to help a horse gain weight? Our nutritionist shares her thoughts.... Read More

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When Will My Mare Foal?

January 21, 2018

Researchers compared foaling prediction methods and recommend using a combination of available techniques.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

December 24, 2017

Pyles' main research interest is mare and foal nutrition with a specific focus on how diet influences milk composition.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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National Museum of Racing, Hall of Fame Launches Foal Patrol

December 19, 2017

Foal Patrol's webcams will allow the public to view real-time streams of mares during pregnancy through foaling.... Read More

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Study: Mares, Foals Can Benefit From Blue-Light Masks

December 16, 2017

Among other results, scientists found that foals born to light-therapy mares were more mature at birth and grew faster.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

December 13, 2017

An equine reproduction specialist reviews signs that suggest a mare is in foal and how to find out definitively.... Read More

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

December 02, 2017

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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Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses: Graduating to a Grown-Up Diet

October 29, 2017

Consider growth rate and nutrient balance when deciding what to feed young horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

October 29, 2017

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it.... Read More

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C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

October 20, 2017

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis.... Read More

Article

Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

October 17, 2017

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

Article

What's New With Weaning?

October 13, 2017

Improve your foal's weaning experience with these research-based recommendations. ... Read More

Article

Olds College Launches Equine Reproduction Tech Program

October 06, 2017

The program is designed to provide participants with skills necessary to work in or operate an equine breeding facility.... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

Article

Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

Article

Study: Oxytocin Does Not Cause Cardiac Changes in Mares

September 23, 2017

This is good news, researchers say, since oxytocin infusion is the best treatment for retained placenta in mares.... Read More

Article

Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

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

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Researchers Use GPS to Study Mare and Foal Movement

September 17, 2017

Scientists examined how the pairs' spatial distance evolve between each other, as well as between other herd members.... Read More