Foal slippers (golden slippers or capsules) are present on the foals hooves while the foal passes through the birth canal.
It is very important to keep an eye out for placentitis. The results can be devastating. Check your mares regularly and consult your vet as required.
Your foal is born without an immune system. It is vital that the foal receives colostrum within a few hours of being born.
Water to vital to all life – especially large, heavy animals like horses. Make sure all of your animals are getting plenty of water.
Fun fact for today: Horses have some of the largest, most beautiful eyes of any animal and land mammal. How cool is that?