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Spike in Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Colorado

Equine owners should be extra vigilant for signs of pigeon fever in their horses, according to Colorado State University veterinarians. A spike in reported cases of this infectious disease has been reported in the northern Front Range of Colorado.

This highly contagious

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Foal Rejection and Maternal Behavior

Foal rejection is a heartbreaking twist to an otherwise normal foaling and unless the mare has rejected a foal before, there is no way to predict if and when it will happen.

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Know the Stages of Mare Labor

As foaling season approaches, horse owners who are expecting foals this year should know how to recognize the signs of labor in a foaling mare. The normal gestation length for a mare can range from 320 to 360 days, with the average being around

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Working Equids in Ethiopia Receive Donated Vaccines

A gift of vaccines to help prevent the suffering–and even death–of thousands of working horses and donkeys has arrived in Ethiopia, arranged as a gift by a Colorado State University veterinarian. The vaccines, donated by Fort Dodge Animal

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Prepare Now for January Foaling

Foals start arriving in January, so having all of the necessary equipment organized and ready to go is a project best completed in December. There are basic supplies that are important to have on hand for foaling mares. These should be in a kit or

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Colorado State Offers Foaling Short Course

A hands-on short course in foaling out mares is being offered to owners and breeders by Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, Jan. 16 and 17, 2009.

Unlike most “classroom-only” courses, this short course will combine

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