Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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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

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Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More

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Proceeds from Book Sales will Support Operation Gelding

May 17, 2012

Proceeds from the sale of "How to Start and Run a Rescue" will go directly toward funding Operation Gelding.... Read More

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How to Feed an Orphan Foal

May 14, 2012

Knowing how to properly feed and care for an orphan can save your foal's life if the situation arises.... Read More

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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