Foal Care

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Newborn to Maturity: Caring for the Growing Horse

May 14, 2013

Our experts will help keep you up-to-date with the latest recommendations for taking care of growing horses.... Read More

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CFS Classification System Developed (AAEP 2012)

April 21, 2013

Researchers developed a uniform system for classifying cases of contracted foal syndrome (CFS).... Read More

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'Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine,' 4th Edition, Published

April 14, 2013

The fourth edition has been completely updated and has several new sections added.... Read More

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Introducing Mare and Foal to Other Horses

April 09, 2013

At what age is it safe to introduce a foal to the herd? Is there a recommended way for the introduction?... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Newborn Foals

March 14, 2013

Dr. Gary Magdesian of the University of California, Davis, shares important facts about neonatal foal health.... Read More

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Overprotective Mother

March 14, 2013

How can I check on a foal to make sure he's thriving without being in danger with the protective mare?... Read More

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Rare Vertebral Disease of Foals Described (AAEP 2012)

February 23, 2013

Although early VOD diagnosis is critical, diagnosis could be confounded by nonspecific signs of the disease.... Read More

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Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More

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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

February 15, 2013

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

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Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

February 14, 2013

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. ... Read More

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Feeding Orphan Foals (AAEP 2012)

February 07, 2013

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Failure of Passive Transfer

February 05, 2013

Failure of passive transfer is the process by which mares pass antibodies on to their foals via the colostrum.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi

February 01, 2013

Rhodococcus equi is well known for its ability to cause severe pneumonia and more in young foals.... Read More

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Great Beginnings: Foaling and Newborn Care

January 17, 2013

In this live audio event our experts answer your questions about mares foaling and neonate health.... Read More

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The Miniature Horse: More Than Just a Smaller Horse

January 13, 2013

Miniature Horses are more susceptible to some health problems than their larger counterparts.... Read More

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R. equi in Foals

January 09, 2013

Guest Dr. Stacey Oke discusses R. equi as a cause of pneumonia in foals.... Read More

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Shaping Orphan Behavior

January 01, 2013

What sort of behavior problems would an orphan foal develop?... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia: Beyond the Basics

January 01, 2013

Two important bacteria cause lung infections in foals; here's how the body and your vet battle these pathogens... Read More

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Lawsonia intracellularis: A Clinical Perspective

December 27, 2012

Dr. Nathan Slovis discusses clinical signs and treatment of equine proliferative enteropathy.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com Poll Recap: Choosing Foals' Sex

December 19, 2012

The majority of respondents said they'd rather not choose a future foal's sex ahead of time.... Read More

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Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

October 27, 2012

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance.... Read More

Compston's new flexural deformity treatment method involves creating an active tension splint via a wire placed into the foal's hoof.

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New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

September 09, 2012

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study.... Read More