Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans Probed

December 20, 2012

English researchers have taken a step forward in understanding a potential genetic component of OC.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Poll Recap: Choosing Foals' Sex

December 19, 2012

The majority of respondents said they'd rather not choose a future foal's sex ahead of time.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Inside the Womb

December 03, 2012

Learn about the tools and techniques veterinarians use to ensure a pregnant mare's foal stays safe and sound.... Read More

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Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More

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Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

November 12, 2012

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More

Compston's new flexural deformity treatment method involves creating an active tension splint via a wire placed into the foal's hoof.

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New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

September 09, 2012

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study.... Read More

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Omega Basics: Easy as 1, 2, 3

September 08, 2012

Fats increase energy density of diets and are necessary to metabolize fat-soluble vitamins.... Read More

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UK to Host Lawsonia Symposium

August 21, 2012

The L. intracellularis symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More

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Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

August 19, 2012

Foals of mares consuming organic selenium had higher blood selenium concentrations than other foals.... Read More

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AAEP Helps Continue Operation Gelding Program

August 17, 2012

The AAEP Foundation will donate $15,000 to the Operation Gelding program.... Read More

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New Zealand Authorities Review Illegal Horse Castrations

August 14, 2012

In New Zealand, only veterinarians and veterinary students supervised by vets can perform horse castrations.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Confirmed in Kentucky Weanling

August 13, 2012

Veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Center have confirmed leptospirosis in a Thoroughbred weanling.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Program Ends Summer with Four Clinics

August 05, 2012

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding program has aided in the gelding of 489 stallions to date.... Read More

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Weaning Stress Horse Course Archived

July 31, 2012

Amanda Adams, PhD, gave an overview of weaning stressors and how to keep foals healthy during the transition.... Read More

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Nutrition, Genetics, and Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

July 26, 2012

Researchers recently identified links between equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD), nutrition, and genetics.... Read More

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Forage-Based Total Mixed Rations: Economical and Effective

July 13, 2012

Forage-based total mixed rations (TMRs) can offer an economical and effective horse feed option.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition

July 01, 2012

Twice daily for three months I have been feeding my mare and her (now) 7-mont... Read More

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Preserving Feces to Improve C. perfringens Diagnosis

June 19, 2012

Freezing or inhibiting fecal samples from diarrheic horses allows C. perfringens detection for weeks longer.... Read More

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Alltech News and Brews Lecture on Foal Diseases, June 27

June 18, 2012

Dale Brown, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, will deliver the lecture on diseases in young horses.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

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

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Premature Partuition

June 01, 2012

We have a 19-year-old broodmare that bagged up and developed edema... Read More

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Quality of Life with a Cleft Palate?

June 01, 2012

I work on a stud farm in South Africa. We have a 2-year-old that has a cleft ... Read More

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Ky. Thoroughbred Farms Take Part in L. intracellularis Study

May 24, 2012

The study on Lawsonia intracellularis involves 14 Thoroughbred farms and 600 Thoroughbreds in Kentucky.... Read More

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Health Conditions in Older Foals

May 21, 2012

Understanding ailments older foals can develop and treatment options increases the patient's survival chances.... Read More