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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.
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.