Recent News for Foal Care and Problems


Top Reproduction Studies of 2012-'13

September 24, 2013

Two veterinarians describe recent equine reproduction studies they found interesting and influential.... Read More


Choosing an Antibiotic for Use in Foals

September 17, 2013

Learn how vets can treat sick foals effectively without adding to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria problem.... Read More


Parasite Control Recommendations for Mares and Foals

September 15, 2013

Times are changing when it comes to parasite control. Learn how to control parasites in broodmares and foals.... Read More


Young Horses Require Special Deworming Considerations

September 13, 2013

Foals are more susceptible to parasite infection and have an elevated risk for developing disease.... Read More


Commentary: Rachel Alexandra and Brent Comer: A Love Story

September 07, 2013

Meet a person instrumental in helping Rachel Alexandra recover from life-threatening foaling complications.... Read More


Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

September 07, 2013

A better understanding of the lesions found in growing horse skeletons has led to clearer terminology.... Read More


AAEP and Zoetis Help Support Operation Gelding Program

September 05, 2013

The Operation Gelding program provides funds and materials to assist with castration clinics.... Read More


New Osteochondrosis Lesion Scoring System Developed

August 27, 2013

French researchers tested the new grading scale on 392 young horses screened for osteochondrosis.... Read More


Stomach Ulcers: A Threat to Horses of All Ages

August 22, 2013

Is it possible for young horses that aren't in training to get stomach ulcers?... Read More


The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

August 21, 2013

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections.... Read More


Accessory Sex Glands in Geldings: Establishing the Norm

August 18, 2013

Geldings can still develop problems in the reproductive tract, particularly in the accessory sex glands.... Read More


Equine Placentitis Update

August 16, 2013

Placentitis is the most common cause of late-term abortion and remains challenging to diagnose and treat.... Read More


Top Foal-Related Studies of 2012-'13

August 13, 2013

Dr. Chris Sanchez reviews recent top research papers published focusing on foal health.... Read More


Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More


2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

August 07, 2013

The Society for Theriogenology's Conference starts Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 10 in Louisville, Ky.... Read More


Zinc's Role in Young Horses' Immunity

August 06, 2013

Low serum zinc levels were associated with an impaired immune function in yearlings and 2-year-olds.... Read More


Fetal Consciousness' Impact on Equine Neonatal Health

July 28, 2013

Researchers believe the fetal consciousness transition could have a significant impact on neonatal health.... Read More


Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More


More Than 750 Stallions Gelded with UHC's Operation Gelding

July 14, 2013

More than 750 horses have been castrated in 26 different states since the program’s inception in August 2010.... Read More


CT for Diagnosing Lung Disease in Foals

July 08, 2013

Veterinarians are taking a page from human medicine books by using CT to evaluate pulmonary disease in foals.... Read More


Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More


Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More


Effects of High Glycemic Meals on Young Horses' Growth

June 12, 2013

High and low glycemic meals have different effects on growth hormone secretion in young horses.... Read More


Osteochondrosis in Yearlings and Future Racing Performance

June 05, 2013

The number and severity of lesions present could impact a horse's future racing performance.... Read More


TOBA Breeding Clinic Concludes in Lexington

June 03, 2013

Presentations topics ranged from the physiological details of reproduction and foaling to diets and nutrition.... Read More