Recent News for Foal Care and Problems

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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

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UKVDL Records Rise in Equine Leptospirosis Cases

December 15, 2011

As Kentucky progresses through a near-record rainfall year, the UKVDL has observed leptospirosis abortions.... Read More

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Horse Health Lecture Series Schedule Announced

November 25, 2011

Topics include foaling emergencies, equine strangles, hind limb lameness, and diagnosing neurologic horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sydney Hughes

November 20, 2011

Sydney Hughes research has been on athletic performance of Thoroughbred foals born to mares with placentitis... Read More

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Study: Ocular Fluid Nitrate Concentrations in Foals

November 18, 2011

Researchers aimed to establish a reference range for ocular fluid nitrate/nitrite concentrations in dead foals... Read More

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UHC Operation Gelding Continues with More Castration Clinics

November 13, 2011

The Unwanted Horse Coalition's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 276 colts and stallions to date.... Read More

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Behavioral Differences Between Colts and Fillies Examined

November 10, 2011

Researchers found a definite trend towards fundamental gender differences in equine behavior.... Read More

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Developmental Dental Disorders in Horses

November 03, 2011

Some developmental disorders can be dangerous and performance-limiting if not treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

October 19, 2011

Caring for deciduous teeth in young horses requires additional considerations from a veterinary standpoint.... Read More

The "nanny" group of foals showed the least amount of stress from weaning. Over the first few days of weaning, these foals whinnied and paced less and ate and slept more, compared to the foals in other groups.

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Study: 'Nanny' Horses Reduce Weaning Stress for Foals

October 03, 2011

Researchers found that the presence of "nanny" mares reduced the amount of weaning stress foals experienced.... Read More

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Researchers Examine One-Sided Imprint Training

September 26, 2011

Research indicates that one-sided imprint training is not might not be as beneficial as once thought.... Read More

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UKVDL Nocardioform Placentitis Study Update

September 24, 2011

The UKVDL reported an increased number of abortions and abnormal placentas due to nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

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Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

September 17, 2011

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research.... Read More

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New Research into R. equi Vaccine Completed

September 15, 2011

A vaccine for the bacteria Rhodococcus equi could be tested in the near future.... Read More

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Weaning Stress and Nutritional Influences

September 14, 2011

Nutritional support could reduce the stresses and health challenges that weaning places on young horses.... Read More

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NYPD Mounted Unit Gets 9/11 Anniversary Duty

September 11, 2011

The New York City Police Department mounted unit will be called upon to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11.... Read More

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Nurse Mares

September 08, 2011

Dr. Sue McDonnell talks about what makes a reliable nurse mare.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

September 05, 2011

Many cases of colic in foal can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

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Foal Vaccination Strategies

September 01, 2011

Protecting a foal from infectious diseases begins before birth. ... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

By age 2, young horses are being prepped for future careers; maximize their potential by preventing/correcting... Read More

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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More