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Maturity of the neonatal foal

Lester, G.D. (2005) Maturity of the neonatal foal. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice, 21 (2). pp. 333-355.

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The immature foal frequently represents a significant management challenge to even the most experienced clinician. The clinical course typically involves complications to a range of body systems, including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. Before the commencement of treatment, it is important to provide the owner with an estimation of short-term and long-term survival, expected costs, and possible complications. Formulation of an accurate prognosis can be a difficult task but is aided by knowledge not only of normal maturation but of the factors that affect this process.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Ltd
Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Inc.
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