Nutritional Articles

Column: Equine nutrition: Foal Nutrition

Published: 2003-01-31

Brief content of the article
The author discusses the presentation of Dr. Mary Rose Paradis who said that foals have very little energy reserves at birth. The clinical appearance of this problem is called hypoglycemia which occurs in the weak foal that does not nurse within the first few hours of birth. The author discusses further the information presented by dr. Mary rose Paradis.
Keywords: glycogen reserves; nursing; body scoring system.

Reference
Equine nutrition: foal nutrition. J. Eq. Vet. Sci. 22: 460-464.

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