Foaling season: Did the newborn filly survive?


Last week in our excerpt from the book Equine ER chronicling 24 hours during foaling season, an exhausted vet received an emergency phone call informing him that a foaling mare was in trouble. He rushed back to the clinic. The foal was delivered, but whether she would live was in question. 

On the

gurney, intern Dr. Julie Wolfe clamped and cut the newborn filly’s umbilicus, and Dr. Bryan Waldridge inserted

nasotracheal tubes and assisted the foal’s breathing with an ambu bag.

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