How To Tell If A Foal Is Sick

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.

Common 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 rather 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.