By Siobhan Brid McAuliffe MVB DACVIM, Nathan M. Slovis DVM Dipl ACVIM
Colour Atlas of ailments & issues of the Foal is meant for any veterinarian who treats foals, both sometimes or on a regimen foundation, and serves as a useful resource of sensible medical details. The illustrations hide all points of scientific presentation, prognosis, remedies, and results and supply a transparent photograph of what veterinarians might be searching for, excellent for well timed intervention and extra winning results. Plus, hugely skilled editors proportion their services besides contributions from many famous and hugely revered veterinarians for the main finished info available.
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In uncomplicated cases of retained placenta a low dose of oxytocin (10–20 IU) should be administered IM initially. This should be performed if the membranes have not been passed at 3–4 hours post-foaling. Up to six doses should be given at 1-hour intervals. • The sensitivity to oxytocin varies widely and a positive response is indicated by the passage of ﬂuid from the vagina. 17: These images show uterine lavage of a post-partum mare with metritis. Serial lavages with sterile saline result in a progressive improvement in the appearance of the ﬂuid exudates siphoned from the uterus.
Signs of “unreadiness for birth”: ♦ Small size for breed or gestational age, with lower than normal birth weight. ” Many are also born dehydrated, which can be a reﬂection of placental insufﬁciency, metabolic derangements or in-utero infections. 13: This foal was born at 303 days of gestation and although it looked relatively mature for its gestational age (long hair coat, relatively erect ears) it had laxity of its ﬂexor tendons and generalized weakness. It needed assistance to stand and was unable to nurse.
Normal postpartum events: ♦ foal stood within 2 hours of delivery ♦ foal nursed within 3 hours of delivery. • Placenta is visually normal and <11% of weight of foal. Low risk foals should receive a thorough clinical examination and determination of serum IgG status. Any abnormalities found during the examination should guide the selection for further diagnostics. Moderate and high risk foals Moderate risk foals have been described as foals that have only one risk factor of maternal, environmental or foal origin.