Foaling: It Pays to Be Prepared

Foaling out a mare is a life-changing endeavor, for the mare and her owner. But if you’re not familiar with the pregnancy process, your mare could surprise you by going into labor when you’re not expecting it. Is there a way to tell she’s about to foal? Can the exact day be pinpointed? Does she need to be monitored
constantly? Are there complications to watch for before the the actual birthing process?

AQHA’s Guide to Foaling has the answers. Download it FREE!

Brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal, the Guide to Foaling teaches you to recognize foaling signs, catch up on foaling lingo and become aware of red flags that need veterinary attention. You’ll also get a step-by-step guide explaining the three stages of labor.

Problems are rare, but it pays to be prepared. Know what to look for and what to do to help bring a healthy foal into the world with AQHA’s Guide to Foaling.

Want to learn more about horse health?

We know you love and care for your horses, spend hours grooming them to a glimmering shine, drive countless hours to the best trainers money can buy, and give them all your love and attention. But how much do you really know about keeping your horse healthy?

If you’re confused about vaccinations, equine nutrition, first aid or anything else relating to horse health, then you need the Your Horse’s Health” DVD collection. On this three-disk set, veterinarians Dr. Tom Lenz and Dr. Kenton Morgan expertly guide viewers through the basics of keeping your horse in great health.

On “Disk One,” learn which diseases to vaccinate your horse against. Know the signs, treatments, prognosis and ways to prevent diseases, such as:

  • Strangles
  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
  • West Nile Virus
  • Vesticular Stomatitis

“Remember that prevention is key as is early diagnosis and treatment,” advises Dr. Lenz.

“Disk One” also discusses an important genetic disease to be aware of: HERDA. Get straightforward and comprehensive information about this genetic defect, which makes a horse’s skin stretchy and prone to scarring, and learn how to prevent it in your foals.

It’s important for horse owners and breeders to understand genetic diseases so they can be prevented in foals and managed in affected horses.

Next, Dr. Morgan explains the most common equine diseases, disorders and behavioral problems, including:

  • Colic
  • Laminitis
  • Moon Blindness
  • Cribbing
  • Gastric Ulcers

Colic is the No. 1 killer of horses, but if caught early, it is easily treated. Learn the causes and signs in this valuable DVD.

From diseases and disorders to soreness and injuries, the “Your Horse’s Health” DVD collection will help you keep your equine partners out of trouble.

“Disk One” will keep you up-to-date on the newest technologies for diagnosing and treating injuries, including:

  • MRI
  • Equine Treadmill
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • CT Scans

Learn how this technology can help diagnose problems quickly and help put your horse on the road to recovery faster than ever before.

Sometimes we wish we could just wrap our horses in bubble wrap. When that isn’t a practicality, it’s important to know basic equine first aid. “Disk Two” will show you how to put together a top-notch first aid kit for your horse, how to apply a proper pressure wrap and the latest research on pain management. By knowing how to care for minor injuries, or when it’s necessary to call your veterinarian, you can keep out infection and save yourself time and money.

“Disc Three” rounds out the series, with Lenz and Morgan discussing horse nutrition, broodmare and foal care, purchase exams, seasonal care and tips for buying and selling a horse.

“Nutrition,” Dr. Lenz explains, “is the most poorly understood and managed aspect of horse care.”

Learn how you might be putting your horse in danger just by feeding him; why all hay bales are not alike; and why you might want to reconsider using that coffee can to measure out your horse’s feed.

The “Your Horse’s Health” three-disc set is a must-have for youth groups, aspiring veterinarians and anyone interested in keeping their horses healthy and happy. Even the most veteran horse owner will learn something essential to keeping their horse in great health.

Order your copies today. The “Your Horse’s Health” DVD set also makes a great gift! Remember that AQHA members get a discount!