The Foaling Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Foal

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Start Your Foal Off on the Right Hoof

Correct handling, health care, and training during the first year establish a strong foundation for the rest of a horse's life. This up-close, photographic guide leads you through the process of raising a foal from birth to weaning, including what critical developmental signs to look for and how to perform key procedures at each stage. With this advice you can produce a healthy, well-adjusted foal.

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Overview

Start Your Foal Off on the Right Hoof

Correct handling, health care, and training during the first year establish a strong foundation for the rest of a horse's life. This up-close, photographic guide leads you through the process of raising a foal from birth to weaning, including what critical developmental signs to look for and how to perform key procedures at each stage. With this advice you can produce a healthy, well-adjusted foal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176088
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,454,062
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia McFarland has been a horse owner for more than 30 years and has written two books and hundreds of equine articles for numerous publications including Horse Illustrated, Equine Journal, Western Horseman, Horses USA, Quarter Horses USA, and Thoroughbred Times. Cynthia lives in Ocala, Florida — the “Horse Capital of the World.”

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface & Acknowledgments

1 Getting Ready for the Big Day

2 Your Foal Arrives!

3 Red-Flag Foaling Problems: What to Do and When to Call the Vet

4 The First 24 Hours

5 Handling during the First Days and Weeks

6 The First Weeks

7 One to Three Months: Learning and Growing

8 Four to Six Months: Confidence and Curiosity

9 Weaning Time: Farewell to Mom

10 Growing Up Fast: Weanling to Yearling

11 Paperwork Time: Naming and Registration

12 Record Keeping

Glossary

Resources, Contacts, and Helpful Information

Index

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