10 Foal Care Resources on TheHorse.com

Ensure your foal has a smooth start to life and prompt treatment of any issues that might arise.
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10 Foal Care Resources on TheHorse.com
A smooth start to life and prompt treatment of issues that develop are key to helping a horse reach his full potential. | Photo: iStock
You might already have years’ worth of plans for the foal you’re expecting, but all those hopes and dreams could be for naught if health problems arise during or after foaling or in the foal’s early days. A smooth start to life and prompt treatment of issues that develop are key to helping a horse reach his full potential, so being prepared in advance is a must.

We’ve compiled 10 resources on caring for foals and health conditions to watch for available free on TheHorse.com. Find more by searching “foal care.”

ARTICLE: Foaling Horses: 101 to 911 During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother’s lives. One little thing gone wrong could set off a potentially life-threatening cascade of events for either horse. Here, a veterinarian shares first-hand knowledge of how to identify normal vs. emergency situations and how to manage them. Read More

VIDEO: 5 Things You Need to Know: Newborn Foals Emergency and critical care specialist Dr. Gary Magdesian, of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, shares important facts about neonatal health. Learn about prepping the mare for foaling and rules for foal health.

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