This book is the companion volume to Blessed are the Broodmares, the acknowledged classic on the breeding and care of mares through gestation. Blessed are the Foals gives valuable information on the care for the young equine from birth through its first year of life.
Once again, Dr. M. Phyllis Lose V.M.D. draws on her decades of experience in equine veterinary practice to explain how to evaluate the foal's health and to recognize when professional help is needed. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken in her practice, Dr. Lose describes for owners, foaling attendants and caregivers what is normal or typical and how to troubleshoot situations that depart from the norm. Topics include foaling, infections, hereditary conditions, medication and diet, twins and the rejected foal. Also covered is current veterinary and husbandry practices.
Hardcover, 288 pages, black and white photos and diagrams, index, 9 1/2'' x 6 3/8''