Colostrum is the first milk the mare produces and is high in antibodies. It is extremely important that the foal receive rich colostrum early in it’s life.
Joint ill is an insidious infection that can be very difficult to treat. Bacteria settle in the joints of the foal causing a very hard to treat infection.
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.