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So You Are Expecting?

Scone Equine Hospital - Thursday, June 18, 2020
So You Are Expecting?

It may be your first foal, or you may be an experienced horse breeder but are both you and your mare foaling ready? Feeding the pregnant broodmare All too often as an equine nutrition ..

Potential Problems and Clinical Signs to look out for in your New Foal

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Potential Problems and Clinical Signs to look out for in your New Foal

Meconium Retention Meconium is a newborn foal’s first manure and is composed of intestinal secretions and fluid ingested by the foal while in utero. Meconium can range from firm pellets to pas ..

Mother's Milk - Everything You Need To Know About Colostrum

Scone Equine Hospital - Friday, September 14, 2018
Mother's Milk - Everything You Need To Know About Colostrum

‘There is nothing better than Mother’s Milk’, but why is this first milk known as colostrum so important to our newborn foals? What is colostrum? Colostrum is the thick, sticky, yellow-wh ..

Know The Normal Stages Of Labour

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Know The Normal Stages Of Labour

Knowing the normal stages of labour in your mare can be crucial in knowing when you need to call your veterinarian. Read below the 3 stages of labour in a step by step guide. STAGE 1 Init ..

Psittacosis

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Psittacosis

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacterium carried by birds. It can cause a respiratory disease in people called Psittacosis and has also been linked to abortion in mares. Since the 2015 Stud Seas ..

Foaling

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, November 02, 2015
Foaling

The arrival of the first foals of the stud season brings a smile to the face of everyone connected with the breeding industry. It is a symbol of the eternal optimism that characterises those peopl ..