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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Outlook For Contracted Tendons?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: What’s the outlook for a foal with contracted tendons – can they make it to auction as weanlings or […]

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Science Supports Slow, Steady Weaning Of Foals

Ask ten breeders how they wean foals and you may receive ten different responses. How a foal is weaned can greatly affect short- and long-term health, according to a new study*. “In feral horse populations, foals aren’t weaned until they’re almost one year of age, when the mare is about to foal again. The process […]

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The Jockey Club Projects 2019 Foal Crop Of 21,500

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2019 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 21,500. The 21,500 foals estimated for 2019 is the same as the 2018 foal crop projection, which was announced in August 2017. The foal crop projection, traditionally announced in mid-August, is computed by using Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to […]

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Four Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Foals Born At Smithsonian In 2018

Four endangered Przewalski’s (sha-VAL-ski) horse foals were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) between March and June. The first foal, a filly named Dahlores, was born March 20. The younger three foals are colts and were born March 23, April 30 and May 29. It is the first time in 28 years that […]

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Protect Foals From Pneumonia By Vaccinating Pregnant Mares

Researchers have found that pneumonia can be successfully prevented in foals by vaccinating the mares before they give birth.  Pneumonia can be deadly to foals, especially if they are between one and six months old with no immunity. By the time the foals begin exhibiting signs of illness like coughing or panting, the only available […]

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Sequel New York Loses Three Mares, Foals To Horse Van Fire

Sequel New York reports that a trailer fire that occurred during transport from Kentucky to New York Tuesday killed three mares and their foals. According to the farm’s website, killed in the fire were: La Java and her colt by Constitution, owned by Red Diamond Stables; Starship Voodoo and her colt by Macho Uno, owned […]

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Fertility And Fetal Sexing: Broodmare Questions, Answered

As Thoroughbred foaling season gets into full swing, Central Kentucky fields are filling up with fluffy foals, the majority of which will have had uncomplicated entry into the world. Inevitably though, a small minority of dams may find themselves faced with a dystocia (difficult birthing) and will be whisked away to the hospital for a […]

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Foal Patrol: La Verdad Delivers Filly By Tapit

La Verdad, a New York-bred Eclipse Award-winning mare owned by Lady Sheila Stable at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y., delivered a filly by Tapit on March 15 to become the fourth mare participating in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol to give birth in 2018. Both the mare and […]

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With Snowstorm Looming, First-Time Owner Moves Foal Into His House

First-time owner Eddie Bayeh has had a rough introduction into the business of Thoroughbreds. The first foal born on his Hill Farm in Erie, Penn., was stillborn. Then, his mare Coco Rainbow delivered a colt by Boys At Toscanova. All appeared well until her second day with the foal, when she began attacking him and […]

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Concerns Over Nocardioform Placentitis For Kentucky Foal Crop On The Rise

A rise in nocardioform placentitis cases in Central Kentucky’s 2011 foal crop caused concern among equine caretakers, veterinarians and the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL). A placental infection that can cause late-term abortion or small, underdeveloped foals, the disease could take a toll on the Thoroughbred breeding industry. The UKVDL reported via The […]

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