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How long it takes a newborn foal to stand for the first time, as well as when he successfully nurses, are key factors in his immediate and future health. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Health Matters: For Foals, the First 24 Hours Are Critical

Foaling mares out is like asking someone out on a first date – expect the best, but plan for the worst.
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The Broodmare’s Last Trimester

By Justin High, DVM

The New Year brings new expectations for what will be produced from last year's breeding season. After coasting through the last few months of your mare's pregnancy with no problems, we are all struck with the fact of how quickly foaling season is upon us.