Rossdales Foal Care Course Notes 2020
Course notes for course held in January 2020.
Extensive course notes from Rossdales Foal Care Course held in Newmarket in January 2020 edited by Emily Haggett (Rossdales specialist foal care clinician).
Speakers included: Jamie Kopper (Washington State University, USA); Peter Morresey (Rood & Riddle, Kentucky, USA); Mathijs Theelen (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands); and from the UK – Simon Curtis (Newmarket Farrier Consultancy); Emily Haggett, Charlotte Easton-Jones, Catriona Mackenzie, Andrew McGladdery, Ollie Pynn and Lewis Smith (Rossdales LLP).
Lectures included: ultrasound of the late pregnant mare; treatment of the late pregnant mare to maintain foetal health; resuscitation of the neonate; clinical and point of care evaluation of the neonate; immaturity in foals; neonatal maladjustment syndrome; seizure control of the neonate; diagnosis and treatment of sepsis; orthopaedic sepsis in foals; rational use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial stewardship; endocrine dysfunction in critically ill foals; fluid therapy of the neonate; how to use inotropes and pressors; practical acid base evaluation; renal disease and acute kidney injury; uroperitoneum; evaluation and treatment of the foal with colic; enteral and parenteral nutrition; diarrhoea of the foal; respiratory assessment and support; neonatal pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome; analgesia and pain assessment in the foal; foal angular and flexural limb deformities; corrective farriery for foals.