Foaling & Foaling Problems

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Rachel Alexandra Has Post-Foaling Surgery

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition after undergoing surgery Feb. 13, according to owner Barbara Banke.... Read More

Viable Eastern tent caterpillar egg masses will be partly or completely covered with a brownish coating, without obvious holes. They are found on twigs of cherry and other trees on twigs.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Outlook for Spring 2013

February 13, 2013

Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March in Central Kentucky.... 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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Video on Foaling Thoroughbreds wins Eclipse Award

December 28, 2012

The video is entitled "Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art, and Anticipation."... 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

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Inside the Womb

December 03, 2012

Learn about the tools and techniques veterinarians use to ensure a pregnant mare's foal stays safe and sound.... 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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Premature Partuition

June 01, 2012

We have a 19-year-old broodmare that bagged up and developed edema... Read More

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Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More

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Handling Dystocia on the Farm (AAEP 2011)

January 24, 2012

Owners or caretakers should be prepared for emergencies when mares are scheduled to foal. ... Read More

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Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

December 23, 2011

The 2011 AAEP convention featured presentations on many aspects of managing fertility in horses. ... Read More

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Late-Term Mare Care, Foaling, and Young Foal Care

December 15, 2011

What breeders need to know to keep broodmares healthy and deliver strong, healthy foals. ... 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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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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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

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

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Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

August 27, 2011

University of Kentucky researchers examine the genetics of congenital flexural limb deformities in foals.... Read More

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

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Evaluating the Colicky Foal

August 26, 2011

Special considerations should be made when evaluating a colicky foal as opposed to an adult horse.... Read More

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Mare Gestation Calculator

May 10, 2011

Are you wondering when your pregnant mare will foal? Use our Mare Gestation Calculator to find out! ... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Knowing Signs of Approaching Foaling Useful for Horse Breeders

March 06, 2011

Expected birth date is an age-old question for horse breeders tending to four-legged mothers-to-be. Most mares are bred naturally in a scheduled breeding with the stallion or through artificial insemination. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State ... Read More

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Increase in Cases of Placentitis Reported in Kentucky

February 25, 2011

The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is reporting an increase in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted to the laboratory and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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Manual Reduction of Twins in Mares (AAEP 2010)

January 30, 2011

While a mare with twins by her side is rare and sometimes celebrated, twinning in horses is actually dangerous for the mare, especially during delivery. More often than not, one of the twins, generally the smaller and weaker of the two, will die ... Read More