Foal Handling & Restraint
This scenario is all too familiar to veterinarians; it seems like I hear it at least once a year: “I decided today would be a good day to teach my foal how to lead. We had just weaned her a few days ago, so we led her out of the stall, and she just started pulling back on the lead rope. I thought I could out-muscle her, but then she just went straight up in the air and fell over. We thought she was okay at first, but after a few minutes we realized she couldn’t get up…” That foal suffered a humeral fracture, which was repaired successfully, although major surgery and expense was required. While the outcome of this

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