Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center (NBC) is offering a new foaling service for healthy mares that provides around-the-clock observation as they approach their due date, and care throughout and after foaling.
Depending on a farm’s purpose and workflow, the requisite hourly checking on pregnant mares can be an enormous challenge, especially for an owner running a small equine business. Barbara Dallap Schaer, medical director of the NBC, says the new Healthy Mare Foaling Service responds to requests from the equine community allowing owners to focus on other aspects of the operation, and giving them “peace of mind about care of their pregnant mares.”
Mares will be stabled in an area of the New Bolton Center Hospital dedicated to foaling. Veterinarians will observe and evaluate mares from admission up to, during, and following foaling, and closely monitor foals in the critical hours after birth.
For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.