Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome (Dummy Foal)

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Saving the Somnolent Foal

Neonatal maladjustment syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion that must be reached quickly to save the foal. Learn about commonsense approaches to nursing “dummy foals” back to health.

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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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Neurologic Problems in the Foal

Nothing disrupts the joy of foal ownership like the observation of potential problems: A disinterest in nursing, a depressed attitude, strange mannerisms, or seizures could mean a foal is suffering from some serious neurologic problems. During a

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Neonatal Nuances

The first days of a foal’s life can be risky; there are a number of things that can go wrong. Some problems can be dealt with easily (such as constipation), while others are life-threatening (such as a ruptured bladder).

In this article, Bonni

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Dealing with Dummy Foals

At first, everything seems fine: Your foal was born without incident and started nursing as he should. But two days later, the baby quit suckling and began acting strangely–wandering around and pressing his head against the stall wall. Your

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The Maladjusted Foal

The basic theme of Rossdale’s presentation was that problems suffered by the fetus before birth and during the birthing process can have long-term effects on the animal’s performance capability and overall health as it grows and matures. With that as a premise, he identified and discussed some of the factors that can have a negative effect before the foal is born and during birth.

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