How Long is a Foal's Digestive System a Blank Slate?

March, 2023 \ by Casie Bazay

Published: March 2022 | Updated: March 2023 As many of us know by now, immune health is closely tied to the microbial population within the gut. This is true for...

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How IgY Antibodies Provide Protection for Equine Rotavirus

February, 2023 \ by Casie Bazay

Diarrhea is one of the leading contributors of neonatal death in both humans and animals. Of the many pathogens that can cause diarrhea, rotavirus is the most important single cause...

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Failure of Passive Transfer in Foals

January, 2023 \ by Emily Dickson

Published: July 2020 | Updated: January 2023 Given world events the last few years, most of us are very familiar with using the word antibody, but do we know exactly...

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Set Up the Newborn Foal’s Immune System for Success

January, 2023 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Published: June 2020 | Updated: January 2023 Key Takeaways: Researchers have discovered that the mare passes her microbiome on to her foal, just like a woman passes it on to...

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Your Mare's Gut Health Impacts Colostrum Quality for Foals

December, 2022 \ by Casie Bazay Collaborator

Published: July 2020 | Updated: December 2022 The healthier the mare, the healthier the foal; this statement certainly checks out since foals receive their nutrition from the dam. And it...

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Natural Solutions for Managing Rotavirus in Foals

September, 2022 \ by Casie Bazay

Equine Rotavirus is a life threatening disease affecting young horses and one of the most common causes of diarrhea in foals under six months of age.  Rotavirus is extremely contagious...

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