Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.
Attendees discussed “dummy” foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.
Researchers believe the fetal consciousness transition could have a significant impact on neonatal health.
Dummy foal syndrome is not a disease but, rather, a broad term that applies to foals that exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life.
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.
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with