Neonatal Care

Foals should be examined around 8-12 hours after birth, to assess them for congenital problems and make sure they received enough colostrum to ensure they are protected against disease.  During this examination we will also evaluate the mare and placenta, to be sure the mare did not suffer any significant injuries during foaling, and that she passed an intact placenta. 

Foals also have different vaccination and deworming requirements than adult horses.  Foals are protected by their dams' immunity for a few months after birth, and then vaccinations are required thereafter.  We can work with you to develop a plan for how to best vaccinate and deworm your young stock to help prevent problems down the line.