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Foal Immune System-IgG and Plasma

Foal Immune System – IgG and Plasma We would normally expect a newborn foal to stand within 1 hour after birth, and it should be nursing within 2 hours of its birth. The mare’s “first milk” (colostrum), contains a rich mix of the antibodies a...
Risk of Administering Banamine Intramuscularly

Risk of Administering Banamine Intramuscularly

Flunixin meglumine (Banamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that is used for the relief of pain, inflammation and fever in horses. Banamine is often the drug of choice for colicky horses, so most barn and horse owners have banamine on hand to...

Embryo Transfer

What is embryo transfer? Why would you consider performing embryo transfer on your mare? How is embryo transfer accomplished? You have always wanted your mare to have a foal, but she is too busy in the show ring to take time off for “maternity leave”. Embryo transfer...

Potomac Horse Fever

Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), also known as Equine monocytic ehrlichiosis, originated in the eastern United States near the Potomac River. This disease has since been found in other geographic locations in the U.S. and Canada. Potomac Horse Fever is caused by the...

White Line Disease

What is white line disease? Why does my horse have it? How can I get rid of it? These are commonly asked questions when a horse is first diagnosed with white line disease. White line disease is not completely understood. It is characterized as a progressive separation...