How to tell if you have a sick foal?
Breeding horses is a long and expensive process so it’s vital that you recognise if you have a sick foal. In this Hey Doc tutorial Dr Leigh will discuss what a normal foal looks like and how to recognise if you have a sick foal. The quicker you can recognise the health problems of a foal the quicker you can have a vet instigate treatment for a better outcome.
Health problems in newborn foals
In this talk Dr Leigh will discuss the following newborn foal health problems and how you can recognise them:
1. Failure of passive transfer
2. Dummy foal syndrome or it’s correct terminology: Neonatal Encephalopathy
3. Neonatal sepsis
4. Meconium impaction
Dr Leigh will also discuss what a vet foal check will involve and why it’s such a good idea to organise within 48 hours of your foal being born.
To learn more watch this video live it will upload at 7.30pm AEST Tuesday 11 September 2018