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Free seminar helps horse owners learn basic and advanced care of the sick newborn foal

October 15, 2010

Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602

AMES, Iowa – Dr. David Wong will give a free seminar on caring for the sick newborn foal on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Alumni Room located in the main building.

“The first few hours and days are critical to the health of your newborn foal,” says Dr. David Wong, board-certified equine internist at the Lloyd Veterinary Medicine Center. “Those hours and days are even more important when the foal is sick,” he said. “Immediate detection of a problem and subsequent intervention and care can be life saving.”

During the hour-long seminar, Dr. Wong will educate horse owners about common illnesses associated with newborns, and basic and advanced care of the sick newborn foal. Some of the topics covered will include the common disorders observed in foals, different types of therapy, monitoring the foal, and ways that horse owners can prevent problems in foals.

Join us on Nov. 2, to learn more about health care for the newborn foal!

For more information about the seminar, please call the Large Animal Reception Desk at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, (515) 294-1500.