Poor hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis development in premature and immature newborn foals might affect their stress responses.
The University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine will cover the fee associated with the necropsy of aborted fetuses, stillbirths, or euthanized foals suspected of having Warmblood fragile foal syndrome to gather additional information about the genetic disease.
Your horse needs a strong immune system to stand up to the challenges that come with living outdoors, commingling with other equids, and more. Critical to that immune system are infection-fighting proteins called antibodies (immunoglobulin G, or IgG). How much do you know about your horse’s IgG levels?
The newborn foal is both precious and precarious. Knowing the signs of distress to look for during foaling and those first few hours, and acting immediately, can literally mean the difference between life and death.
One vet reviews the options practitioners have for determining prognosis and predicting survival for sick foals.
Your mare is in labor and your foal is on his way. But what if something goes wrong? Offer your baby a great start by listening to this live audio event covering foaling, dystocia (difficult birth), passive transfer of immunity, and neonate health.
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