Recent News for Foal Care and Problems
November 01, 2009
We have a 20-year-old Paint mare due to foal soon. Her pasturemate is a 15-year-old open mare who has had prev... Read More
October 25, 2009
Tailored exercise programs involving habitual low-intensity loading during early development could reduce the prevalence of osteochondral injury later in life, said a group of veterinary orthopedic researchers.
According to the researchers,... Read More
October 16, 2009
Six horses were killed and two drivers were hospitalized after a reported eight horses got out of their pasture and ran loose on Highway 169 in Tulsa, Okla., about three o'clock this morning (Oct. 16), according to
September 20, 2009
Mustangs are the latest twist in the Young Horse Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Started in 1999 by Associate Professor Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN, the... Read More
September 11, 2009
David Horohov, PhD, the William Robert Mills Chair in Equine Immunology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, has received a $200,000 grant from the USDA-CSREES (United States Department of... Read More
August 25, 2009
A once-paralyzed foal is now up and running about with the help of an equine "walker" following a groundbreaking surgery to remove a cyst from the spinal cord, according to the treating veterinarians in Belgium.
The Boulonnais draft horse... Read More
July 29, 2009
Developmental orthopedic disease can rob a young horse of his future as a sound athlete. ... Read More
July 01, 2009
Lactation is a very important function in a mare. So important, in fact, that two lives depend on it. A mare's body will sacrifice her foal's health to save her own life ... both during gestation and after foaling. In other words, you must feed her... Read More
June 21, 2009
Vaccinating 5-month-old foals with a single dose of West Nile virus chimeric vaccine in the presence of maternal antibodies to West Nile virus does induce a cell-mediated response (in the foal). ... Read More
June 20, 2009
During a three-year study on articular (joint) cartilage maturation, researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center used new genetic techniques to investigate how joint cartilage changes between newborn foals and young adult horses.
It is... Read More
June 18, 2009
Rhodococcus equi bronchopneumonia is a prevalent cause of disease in foals, said M. Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor of medicine at Texas A&M University's vet school, at the 2008 American Association of Equine... Read More
June 15, 2009
Developed by a team at Utah State University, a proposed equine distress monitor system combines a tilt sensor, accelerometer, and wireless technology interfaced with a computer in order to alert horse owners to animals in distress. The tea... Read More
June 12, 2009
Maternal nutrition and early foal nutrition could impact the development of the organs and systems that control energy metabolism later in life, suggest the authors of a recent research report. "In other species, it has been demonstrated... Read More
June 02, 2009
One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.... Read More
June 02, 2009
Indiscriminate breeding is one contributing factor to the number of unwanted horses. The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is now offering incentives for responsible Kentucky horse owners to reduce the number of horses capable of reproduction through... Read More
June 01, 2009
Start your foal out right to help avoid bone and tendon problems later in life. ... Read More
May 27, 2009
Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.
May 23, 2009
Horses can be born with cataracts due to developmental or heritable causes--known as congenital cataracts. Foals with cataracts often present very early in life, usually at 1 to 2 months of age. Typically, the owners will notice the whiteness in... Read More
May 11, 2009
Foal rejection is a heartbreaking twist to an otherwise normal foaling and unless the mare has rejected a foal before, there is no way to predict if and when it will happen.... Read More
May 03, 2009
SmartPak Equine, provider of the popular patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, has been named the Official Supplement Feeding System of the American Quarter Horse Association.
"We are delighted to be partnering with AQHA and... Read More
May 01, 2009
The process of building immunity against disease-causing pathogens for a horse begins with a... Read More
April 07, 2009
A winter weather warning for Kentucky had been issued, and all the horses were in the barn for the night as a precaution. After all, how often have the weather forecasters been overenthusiastic about "catastrophic" storms?
Overnight the... Read More
March 27, 2009
The combination of ketamine and diazepam (Valium) commonly comprise anesthesia agents in horses. However, she added, many surgeons steer away from the combination when anesthetizing mares that are suffering from dystocia (difficult birth).... Read More
March 25, 2009
The Young Horse Teaching and Research Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University will offer 14 draft cross yearlings for purchase at the 10th Annual NAERIC Yearling Horse Auction.
This year's auctio... Read More
March 23, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released a white paper to help practitioners make informed decisions regarding the use of equine plasma and serum products.
The white paper, titled "