Foal Care

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Tracking Down (and Preventing) Emerging Equine GI Diseases

February 08, 2016

Learn what GI diseases to watch for, how veterinarians detect them, and how to avoid them in the first place.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

January 30, 2016

Pyles is studying the effects of the maternal diet on the colonization of intestinal bacteria in the foal. ... Read More

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Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

January 28, 2016

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 15, 2016

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... Read More

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Heart Rate Variability to Monitor Unborn Foals' Health

January 09, 2016

Heart rate variability gives a broader and possibly more accurate look at fetal well-being than heart rate alone.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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Are Foals Born Early in the Year More Dominant?

December 13, 2015

Researchers found that older weanlings appear to be--and seem to stay--more dominant in the social hierarchy.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event About Foaling

November 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include dystocia, care of a sick foal, and postpartum mare management.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Discovered in R. equi

October 27, 2015

This finding is the first molecular characterization of resistance to three classes of antibiotics in R. equi.... Read More

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2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Seeks Volunteer Foal Sitters for 2016

October 20, 2015

Foal sitters assist veterinarians and staff with a variety of tasks in the neonatal intensive care unit.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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Foals and CPR: What You Should Know

September 11, 2015

If you administer CPR to a foal that's not breathing in time, your baby could be one of the 40-90% that fully recover.... Read More

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Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More

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Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

An ascarid impaction in a weanling at surgery.

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Foal Owners Beware: The Danger of Ascarids

June 30, 2015

Ascarids can damage various body systems during the first 18 months of a horse's life. Here's how to protect your foal.... Read More

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NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More