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foal

(fōl)
n.
The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
intr.v. foaled, foaling, foals
To give birth to a foal.

foal

a junior horse from birth to one year. May be filly foal, colt foal.

foal ataxia
see enzootic equine incoordination.
contracted foal
congenital flexion contracture of the distal limb joints, plus torticollis, scoliosis, skull distortion; cause unknown.
foal hemolytic disease
see alloimmune hemolytic anemia of the newborn.
foal heat
the first estrus after foaling. Usually commences at the 7th to 15th day.
foal heat diarrhea
a transient attack of diarrhea in the foal at the time of the mare's foaling heat, ascribed to excitement and subtle changes in composition of the milk.
foal MAC test
a field test on blood to detect low blood levels of immunoglobulins (IgG) in foals.
foal mortality
deaths in foals as a group; include congenital defects, immaturity, foaling injury, septicemia, joint ill, enteritis, shigellosis, barkers and wanderers, isoimmune hemolytic anemia.
foal restraint
generally achieved by holding against a wall and using one arm under the neck and the other hand lifting the tail.
foal septicemia
common causes, usually from intrauterine infection contracted through the cervix of the dam, are Actinobacillus equuli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli and β-hemolytic streptococci.
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ALL EYES will turn to Kildare Paddocks next week for the six-day Goffs November Foal and Breeding Stock Sales, plus a Yearling Sale comprising 15 lots who will sell immediately after the conclusion of the foal auction a week today, writes Martin Stevens.
Mrs Sarah Hamer's bay Cwmhir Violetta by Drogeda Valentino sold for PS2,000 to the Misses Sian and Esyllt Evans of Llwynhywel who sold their own palomino filly foal Llwynhywel Golden Girl for PS1,200 to Mr Bebb of Oswestry.
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We took the foal into another stable and we stayed with her all night with my daughter laying down on the floor next to her.
It was up to me to get on my hands and knees and try to tug the foal free.
The sire, Alabar s Courage Under Fire, is brown, and the dam Telern Hilda is a bay, making the colour of the foal quite a surprise, Dr Napthine said.
The foal was described as in a stable condition at first but the Examiner understands that the animal was put to sleep later.
SHIRE horse breeder Emyr Williams is celebrating after a mare overcame astonishing odds to produce healthy twin foals.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of all involved, the decision was made to put the foal to sleep by the attending vet and RSPCA officer due to the severity of his condition.
If a foal is not breathing at all, clear the nasal passages with a suction bulb, if you have one, and give artificial respiration (see sidebar on page 51).
Wiggs, carefully watches carefully her new foal, the frisky Katharine Hepburn, at Windy Hill Ranch in Thousand Oaks.
And to save its life, a method was used to persuade another mare on the same Warwickshire yard to take on the motherless foal as well as her own.