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The Best Defense: Maximizing Foal Immunity

Newborn foals are easy targets for every kind of bacterium, virus, and other pathogenic organism. Here are some steps you can take to maximize your foal’s immunity from gestation to weaning.

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feeding the orphan foal; Feeding Horses for Joint Health

Feeding the Orphan Foal

Orphan foals raised with a correct balance of nutrients and monitored for growth, food consumption, and weight gain can be every bit as tall, strong, and athletic as foals raised by their dams.

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Mare and newborn foal

Get Ready For Your Foal!

Do you have a foal due? Learn how to prepare your mare for foaling, care for your newborn, and spot issues early.

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

Assessing the Foal and Placenta After Birth

A foal’s first hours are fragile. Here, Dr. Peter Morresey of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, shares the early signs of trouble to look for in both the foal and its placenta. What you learn might save a foal’s life.

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Ins and Outs of Equine Lactation

Lactation is a very important function in a mare. So important, in fact, that two lives depend on it. A mare’s body will sacrifice her foal’s health to save her own life … both during gestation and after foaling. In other words, you must feed her

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Building Immunity

The foal’s immune system is almost a blank slate at birth; researchers are figuring out how to best protect horses as they grow.

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