May 29, 2008
Vets discuss the varied causes of foal mortality, current recommendations for preventing disease, and breaking research information on foal vaccination and immunity.... Read More
May 25, 2008
Traditionally, one of the stronger parts of each AAEP convention program is the time devoted to reproduction. The convention held in Orlando was no exception. It began with an in-depth session titled "Perinatology--End of Pregnancy Through... Read More
May 21, 2008
Veterinarians with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., have put out a call for colostrum donations as their supply has dwindled in the midst of foaling season.
May 09, 2008
Experts with the University of Kentucky (UK) report that Eastern tent caterpillars are now wandering in the area, and population levels are among the highest they've seen since the 2001, when mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) hit Central... Read More
May 01, 2008
Q: My 11-day-old Walking Horse stud colt came down with tetanus, which was apparently contracted through his umbilical cord. His cord was leaking urine. When should a colt be vaccinated for tetanus to prevent this, and does a... Read More
April 22, 2008
Texas A&M researchers have discovered they can reduce the incidence of foal pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi by giving the antimicrobial drug azithromycin during foals' first two weeks of life.
Rhodococcus equi (R.... Read More
April 18, 2008
Many factors need to be considered--a foal's energy requirements, his ability to digest and metabolize nutrients, the changing quality of the mare's milk, and the ability to monitor the sick foal.... Read More
April 14, 2008
Many methods have been used to straighten crooked limbs on foals, and in the past staples placed across the "long" side's growth plate have received somewhat mixed reviews. However, some researchers suggest that this was due to poor staple choic... Read More
April 04, 2008
Answers to: At what age should you start vaccinating foals, and for what diseases? ... Read More
April 01, 2008
The amount and type of Rhodococcus equi in a farm's soil is not an indicator of an increased likelihood of having foal pneumonia cases caused by this bug, reported researchers from Texas A&M University. Additionally,... Read More
March 27, 2008
March 01, 2008
Everyone is excited about the newest addition on the farm. Care of your neonate should be easy, since foals are just small horses, right? Well, not exactly--especially when it comes to certain medical conditions. For example, foals are more... Read More
March 01, 2008
I have bred my first colt this year and thus far have followed handling practices we have used on our previous two filly foals with great success. We have a beautiful Welsh Section C colt who is unafraid of most things, is very people friendly, wil... Read More
February 24, 2008
The nutritional needs of mares and foals in the first six months following birth are becoming better understood following recent scientific and mathematical research in Portugal.
New curve graphs of mares' milk generated from milking sample... Read More
February 14, 2008
Researchers modified a surgical technique to correct wry nose (an abnormal nasal deviation) in a horse.... Read More
February 13, 2008
More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you use imprinting or desensitization techniques with your foals?"