Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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Know When to Vaccinate Foals for Best Protection

May 04, 2012

Most vaccination schedules begin when the foal is four to six months old.... Read More

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Deworming Young Horses

May 01, 2012

Work with your veterinarian to properly time treatment and avoid perpetuating drug-resistant parasites.... Read More

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Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

April 29, 2012

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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UHC's Operation Gelding Program Assists 32 Horses in March

April 22, 2012

Since the program's founding in August 2011, Operation Gelding clinics have castrated 406 horses to date.... Read More

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KHC Supports Gelding Clinic at Kentucky Horse Park

April 20, 2012

Sixteen colts or stallions were gelded at the March 10 low-cost gelding clinic.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More

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A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

April 11, 2012

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery.... Read More

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Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”

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UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More

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Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction

March 14, 2012

A recent study suggests that with supportive care affected foals can lead healthy and productive lives.... Read More

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Seven Ponies Dead from R. equi Outbreak in Mayotte

February 20, 2012

Seven ponies have died at an equestrian center located on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. ... Read More

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Lawsonia Vaccine Studied

February 20, 2012

No adverse reactions to the vaccine were noted and fewer than 2% of the weanlings exhibited signs of disease.... Read More

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Alltech's Equine News and Brews Resumes Feb. 23

February 17, 2012

The 2012 program kicks off on Feb. 23 with "Managing Angular Limb Deformities in the Young Horse."... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Testing for Foal Diarrhea

February 14, 2012

The Microbiology Lab at Penn Vet is offering a panel of assays to streamline testing for foals with diarrhea.... Read More

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Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More

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Imprinting: The Great Debate

February 01, 2012

When it comes to equine education (training), horse owners face as many conflicting viewpoints as new parents.... Read More

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Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.... Read More

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Neonatal Isoerythrolysis in Foals

February 01, 2012

Prevention is key to avoiding neonatal isoerythrolysis, or destruction of a newborn foal's red blood cells.... Read More

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UHC Operation Gelding Continues into 2012

January 31, 2012

The UHC's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 359 colts or stallions to date.... Read More

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Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

January 29, 2012

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection.... Read More

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Handling Dystocia on the Farm (AAEP 2011)

January 24, 2012

Owners or caretakers should be prepared for emergencies when mares are scheduled to foal. ... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Affecting Kentucky's 2011 Foal Crop

January 11, 2012

In 2011 more than 325 confirmed cases were submitted for evaluation--the largest number on record.... Read More

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Gelding Clinic to be Held in Kentucky March 10

January 03, 2012

The Kentucky Horse Park (KHP), located in Lexington, Ky., will play host to a free gelding clinic on March 10.... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)

December 27, 2011

Researchers are helping horse farms control and detect equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE).... Read More

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UK to Host Equine Showcase and Breeders' Short Course

December 17, 2011

The events will take place Jan 20-21, 2012 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More