Vaccinating 5-month-old foals with a single dose of West Nile virus chimeric vaccine in the presence of maternal antibodies to West Nile virus does induce a cell-mediated response (in the foal).
Rhodococcus equi bronchopneumonia is a prevalent cause of disease in foals, said M. Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor of medicine at Texas A&M University’s vet school, at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, which was held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.
Embryo transfer is a management procedure for producing foals by mares that either are in training or have reproduction problems. In some cases the goal is to allow young performing mares to reproduce while continuing their careers. In other cases the donor mare might be afflicted with a reproductive problem, such as chronic uterine infection or a cervical laceration, that does not allow her
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