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Neonatal problems Owner Factsheet

When your mare is having a foal it can be a very stressful time for you and the mare. It is important that you know what to expect so that you can pick up any problems early on. Foals can become sick very quickly so it important to watch them closely and consult your vet if you are at all concerned.

Image: Assisting weak foal to stand
©Prof Jonathon Naylor

What should a normal foal do when it is born?

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What should I look out for in my new foal?

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What will my vet check for at a foal check?

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