Recent News for Foal Care and Problems


First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More


Are Foals Born Early in the Year More Dominant?

December 13, 2015

Researchers found that older weanlings appear to be--and seem to stay--more dominant in the social hierarchy.... Read More


Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More


Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More


How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More


Why is My Horse's Manure Runny?

November 30, 2015

Nutrition changes, high-carb diets, and more: Discover the nutritional factors that can cause loose stool in horses.... Read More


Poll Recap: Readers Share Their Top Nutrition Sources

November 24, 2015

Of the 457 poll respondents, 139 (30%) said they go to their equine veterinarian first for nutritional information. ... Read More


Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 23, 2015

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More


When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More


The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More


New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event About Foaling

November 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include dystocia, care of a sick foal, and postpartum mare management.... Read More


Identifying Unhealthy Horse Feed and Supplement Ingredients

November 02, 2015

Dr. Clair Thunes explains what certain feed label terms mean and how to spot potential trouble. ... Read More


Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More


Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 26, 2015

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More


2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More


New Bolton Center Seeks Volunteer Foal Sitters for 2016

October 20, 2015

Foal sitters assist veterinarians and staff with a variety of tasks in the neonatal intensive care unit.... Read More


Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More


Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

Nigel Miller, a senior veterinary student, administers a sedative and painkillers with help from Brent Winston, head trainer at Harmony Equine Center.


CSU Vet Students Help Rescued Horses, Gain Valuable Skills

October 15, 2015

Supervised by veterinarians, the students practiced castrations on Quarter Horses rescued from a Texas ranch.... Read More


Fall Forage Transition Tips for Horse Owners

October 09, 2015

Here's how to help your horse make the switch from pasture to hay as easy and healthy as possible.... Read More


BEVA Members Vote With Feet for Voluntary Projects

September 26, 2015

Two horse health care and castration clinics have been confirmed for the autumn. ... Read More


UK Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Sivinski

September 25, 2015

Sivinski studied muscle metabolism of horses at various stages of life and at different feeding stages. ... Read More


Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More


Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More


Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More