Foaling

Foaling Out

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We offer on site attended/non-attended foaling services. 

Foal Alert

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This is a devise that is sutured into the mare and will alert us when the foaling process has begun. We then are able to be present and assist if necessary during foaling in case any complications may occur. 

Post Foaling Care

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After the foal is on the ground, we monitor the foal and mare to make sure that both are healthy. We monitor the mare for "cleaning" (passing the placenta), and making sure that the foal is up and nursing to ensure ingesting of the colostrum.

After Foaling Services

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IgG Testing

This process is performed 24 hours after the foal is born. This test tests for the proteins that are in the blood of the foal to ensure that active passive transfer was successful. The number lets us know how many antibodies they have to protect themselves within their environment. 

If their IgG numbers are low, we offer infusion of plasma which gives them proper antibodies.

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Angular Limb Deformities - Contracted Tendons - Windswept Foals

Not all foals are born with correct conformation. Most of these cases can be corrected early with the help from your veterinarian and farrier. In the more severe cases, surgery may be required which we also offer to these patients. 

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Scours

There are many reasons that your foal may end up with scours, whether it is from foal heat, or a bacterial infection. Our doctors are ready to take a look at your foals to diagnosis and treat!

First Year of Care

Schedule for a Successful First Year

  

Month One:        Paste deworm with Pryantel Pamoate (Strongid P)


Month Two:        Paste deworm with Oxibendazole (Anthelcide EQ or Panacur)    


Month Three:     Paste deworm with Pryrantel Pamoate (Strongid P)


Month Four:       Paste deworm with Oxibendazole (Anthelcide EQ or Panacur)

                 Vaccinate with Encephalomyelitis Tetanus, West Nile Virus, Rhino, Rabies & Potomac Horse Fever


Month Five:       Paste deworm with Pryrantel Pamoate (Strongid P or daily dewormer)

                Vaccinate with Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus, Rhino, Rabies & Potomac Horse Fever


Month Six:         Paste deworm with Ivermectin plus Praziquantel (Equimax or Quest Plus)

                            Vaccinate with Rabies, Influenza


Month Seven:   Paste deworm with Oxibendazole (Anthelcide EQ or Panacur)

                            Vaccinate with Influenza


Month Eight:      Paste deworm with Pryrantel Pamoate (Strongid P)


Month Ten:        Paste deworm with Ivermectin plus Praziquantel (Equimax or Quest Plus)


Vaccinate in the Spring with the rest of the herd before mosquito season starts.

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