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Foal Function and Welfare

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This chapter describes the health and welfare challenges of foals immediately after birth and during the first few months of life, and the behavioural norms of the developing foal. Emphasis is placed on the physical welfare associated with the more common health challenges. Sensitivity to behavioural changes is more likely to assure early intervention and positive outcomes. An introduction to some of the common infectious and non-infectious conditions for the newborn foal is also presented.

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Pages: 147 - 165
Editors: Christopher B Riley, Massey University, New Zealand, Sharon E Cregier, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada and North American Editor Emerita, Equine Behaviour, and Andrew Fraser, formerly Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
ISBN (ePDF): 978-1-78924-212-6
ISBN (ePUB): 978-1-78924-213-3
ISBN (hardback): 978-1-78924-210-2
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-78924-211-9

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Cover date: 17 May 2022
Published online: 23 May 2022

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Christopher B. Riley, BVSc (Hons), PhD, Diplomate ACVS [email protected]

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*Corresponding author: [email protected]

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