Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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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

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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The Miniature Horse: More Than Just a Smaller Horse

January 13, 2013

Miniature Horses are more susceptible to some health problems than their larger counterparts.... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Castrates 208 Stallions in 2012

January 06, 2013

Almost 600 stallions have been castrated since the Operation Gelding program was first in August 2010.... Read More

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Shaping Orphan Behavior

January 01, 2013

What sort of behavior problems would an orphan foal develop?... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia: Beyond the Basics

January 01, 2013

Two important bacteria cause lung infections in foals; here's how the body and your vet battle these pathogens... Read More

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Video on Foaling Thoroughbreds wins Eclipse Award

December 28, 2012

The video is entitled "Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art, and Anticipation."... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More