This is the first of four Mondays in which we look at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital’s intensive care unit. Foaling season has arrived, and with it, mares who have had difficult labors resulting in foals with a host of problems. In the first photo, Dr. Bryan Waldridge examines a Quarter Horse foal weak after a difficult birth. In the next, Dr. Peter Morresey examines a foal with neurological problems, also as a result of a problematic birth, followed by Dr. Alexandra Tracey caring for the same foal. The baby’s floppy ears are one sign of neuro problems, caused by a generalized lack of muscle tone. Two and a half days after this photo was taken, the neurological problems had resolved and clinicians were working to get the foal nursing correctly from her mother.