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Mare and Foal

Horse Illustrated brings you the latest in mare and foal care information from veterinary experts and breeding experts. Topics include horse breeding, how old is too old to breed a mare, what to have in your foaling kit, halter training and behavior of foals, what to do when a foal is in trouble, keeping the newborn foal healthy, weaning, hoof care, managing parasites for both mom and baby, what to do with an orphan, diseases in young horses, problems of broodmares, breeding contracts, bonding with the new baby, and so much more. Learn more about breeding and care of the new little one and the dam from Horse Illustrated.

Vet Adventures: Labor Pains and Breech Dystocia

Here is a story about breech dystocia from an experience with a fellow veterinarian: I was driving as fast as…

12 months ago

How Old is Too Old to Breed a Mare?

It is important to know how old you can breed your mare until. Read on to find out how old…

1 year ago

5 Extra Things to Add to Your Foaling Kit

Okay, so you have assembled a fabulous foaling kit that contains everything you need to welcome your new little equine…

4 years ago

4 Halter Training Tips for Foals

Have a foal due this spring? Congratulations! There’s nothing quite like an equine youngster to add happiness, fun, and a…

4 years ago

Equine Emergency: Foal in Trouble

On any given day, the average equine veterinarian may see and treat a variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries—and those…

4 years ago

Newborn Horse Learning

You’ve waited 11 long months for your mare to produce a healthy, vibrant foal. You have painstakingly ensured that she…

5 years ago

Ask the Vet: Vaccinations for Newborn Foals

Q: I always thought that foals had to have shots pretty early on, just like human babies. My friend says…

5 years ago

“I Was Born For This”

The Characters: "Dad” - palomino stallion "Mom” - black roan mare "Amos” - buckskin roan colt When I made plans…

5 years ago

Should You Breed Your Mare?

As the days slowly being to lengthen and we observe slight hints that spring will eventually emerge, our mares begin…

5 years ago

A Foal’s First Winter

Many photos of mares and foals in books and magazines present idyllic scenes of horses in pasture settings, blessed with…

5 years ago