Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

June 02, 2013

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses.... Read More

A veterinarian applying the emasculators on a horse undergoing a closed castration.

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Equine Castration Complications Reviewed

May 28, 2013

Researchers found that, overall, complications associated with castration were mild in nature.... Read More

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Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)

May 22, 2013

A behaviorist describes mare and foal behavior and how to avoid perpetuating undesirable orphan foal behavior.... Read More

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

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TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Alternate Way To Castrate Horses Promoted, Critiqued

May 05, 2013

In an attempt to abrogate castration-related complications, veterinarians developed a laparoscopic procedure.... Read More

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Prolonged Gestation: Is Fescue Toxicosis a Possibility?

April 30, 2013

My mare was bred more than 390 days ago and still has not foaled. Is it possible she has grass poisoning?... Read More

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CFS Classification System Developed (AAEP 2012)

April 21, 2013

Researchers developed a uniform system for classifying cases of contracted foal syndrome (CFS).... Read More

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Common Mare Problems During and After Foaling (AAEP 2012)

April 18, 2013

Common foaling problems include red bag delivery, difficult birth, and retained fetal membranes.... Read More

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'Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine,' 4th Edition, Published

April 14, 2013

The fourth edition has been completely updated and has several new sections added.... Read More

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UHC's Operation Gelding Program Continues Nationwide

April 14, 2013

Since the beginning of the year Operation Gelding has helped to castrate more than 85 horses in six states.... Read More

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Introducing Mare and Foal to Other Horses

April 09, 2013

At what age is it safe to introduce a foal to the herd? Is there a recommended way for the introduction?... Read More

Dr. Glenn Blodgett, horse division manager for 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas.

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Road to the Horse Q&A with the Remuda Veterinarian

March 16, 2013

Glenn Blodgett, DVM, of the 6666 Ranch described caring for horses selected as Road to the Horse participants.... Read More

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Overprotective Mother

March 14, 2013

How can I check on a foal to make sure he's thriving without being in danger with the protective mare?... Read More

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Rare Vertebral Disease of Foals Described (AAEP 2012)

February 23, 2013

Although early VOD diagnosis is critical, diagnosis could be confounded by nonspecific signs of the disease.... Read More

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Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More

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Five Factors that Impact Gestation, Foaling (AAEP 2012)

February 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes five factors that can negatively impact pregnancy and how to respond to them.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Goes for Short Walk

February 18, 2013

While still in serious condition, she was able to go for a short walk and able to eat a small amount of grass.... Read More

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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

February 15, 2013

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. ... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Has Post-Foaling Surgery

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition after undergoing surgery Feb. 13, according to owner Barbara Banke.... Read More

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Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

February 14, 2013

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. ... Read More

Viable Eastern tent caterpillar egg masses will be partly or completely covered with a brownish coating, without obvious holes. They are found on twigs of cherry and other trees on twigs.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Outlook for Spring 2013

February 13, 2013

Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March in Central Kentucky.... Read More

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Timing of Gelding

February 12, 2013

Is there any loss of body size or development from early gelding?... Read More

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Feeding Orphan Foals (AAEP 2012)

February 07, 2013

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs.... Read More