Trade Zone: When Foaling Goes Wrong - Click Here to Download PDF
There is something magical about foaling time that involves more than just observing the start of a new life—special though that might be. In addition, it often is the fruition of months, even years, of planning and anticipation on the part of the owner. As we stare in wonder at a wobbly foal, we often see more—a stakes winner on the racetrack or a steeplechaser soaring over fences.
The anticipation reaches its apex when the mare goes into labor and a tiny hoof makes its appearance, then another, then the nose, the neck, shoulders, and, in a rush, the rest of the body.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always that simple and straightforward. Sometimes things go wrong and a potentially wondrous event turns into a nightmare. To read the entire article, download the full PDF.
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