Joint & Physis Infections in Foals

May 2, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM During foaling season, owners may notice that a foal is lame and suspect that the foal just got stepped on by the mare. While this could be the cause of the […]

Umbilical Infections in Foals

April 30, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM The umbilical stump (navel) is the remnant of the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord contains large vessels (umbilical artery and vein), which transport blood between the fetus and the placenta within […]

Rhodococcus Infections in the Foal

March 21, 2018 0
By Lauren Lamb, DVM Rhodococcus pneumonia is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in foals one to four months of age. Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is the bacterial that causes an infection in […]

Foal diarrhea, What is the Cause?

May 1, 2017 0
By Lauren Lamb Your broodmare is due to foal any day. You have spent countless hours searching the internet for information regarding newborn foals (medical care, handling, etc.). Finally, the foal arrives and the foaling […]