Dr. Patricia Sertich, Course Planner
Care of the pregnant mare.
Understand the changes your mare is experiencing.
When will she foal? Signs of impending parturition.
Tools to help you catch the big event. Review of the normal events of delivery. Examination of the afterbirth-the mirror of fetal life. Induction of parturition.
You have waited 11 long months. What is the rush? Dystocia.
What can go wrong, and what you can do until your veterinarian gets there.
Care of the post parturient mare. How to spot serious life threatening problems. High risk pregnant mares. Health care of the foal.
Dr. Sue McDonnell, Course Planner
Reproduction of equids under natural conditions, including
normal behavior of the pregnant and foaling mare and foal development.
Maternal behavior and bonding problems and solutions.
Raising an orphan foal.
Normal behavioral development of the foal.
Early intensive handling of foals.
Least stress weaning methods. Raising the user-friendly foal and horse.