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Horse Health Archive

Welcome to the AAEP's Horse Health article search engine. Each of the articles available in this section have been written by AAEP member veterinarians. To use the search, you can either put a keyword in the box that says "Search" or you if you are looking for a specific topic, you may select a topic from the drop-down box under the search box and all articles on that subject will be brought up. 

Weaning Your Foal

Written by Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACTWeaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit...

Emergency Foal CPR

By Laura Javsicas, VMD, DIPL. ACVIMCardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the restoration of spontaneous circulation and breathing and is used in cases of...

Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia in Foals: An Update on Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia in Foals: An Update on Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention By Noah D. Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD,...

Neonatal Care

By Dana N. Zimmel, DVM, DACVIM, DABVPRoutine and Emergency Care of the Neonatal FoalThe best chance to improve the survival rate of a newborn foal is adequate...

Evaluation & Care of Newborn Foals

By L.R.R. Costa, MV, MS, DACVIM Identifying the Signs of Impending Parturition  The normal gestation period of mares varies from 320 to 360 days. As...

Collecting Colostrum

By Fairfield T. Bain, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECCHow Can I Collect Colostrum From a Mare and Save It For Future Use? How Long Can I Keep It?Colostrum or...

Foal Growth: Special Care and Nutrition

A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your very eyes. From birth to age two, a young horse can achieve 90...

Foal Heat Diarrhea

By Christina Cable, DVM, DACVS Can you please tell me what foal heat diarrhea is, and what causes it? Some people say it's because of the mare's hormones...

Foal Diarrhea

By Roberta M. Dwyer, DVM, MS, DACVPM Foal diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and non-infectious conditions such as lactose intolerance,...