Foaling season is upon us. The hospital’s Large Animal Clinic can assist with a number of foaling options. UC Davis equine specialists provide a full range of foaling services with the highest quality of care anywhere in Northern California. Whether it is for high-risk pregnancies or pregnancies anticipated to be normal, the hospital can keep a watchful eye on expecting mares to give owners peace of mind.

Mares are personally monitored around the clock by a highly-trained veterinary technician staff, as well as by video monitoring and the Foal-Alert™ system. Foal-Alert™ devices are attached to the vulva and activate when the mare goes into labor, allowing veterinarians to immediately come to the scene.

A team of board-certified specialists in both reproduction and internal medicine monitor every case. Working together, they ensure the best care for the pregnant mare, as well as both mare and foal during and after the foaling event. Veterinarians from both services are present for every foaling. Should any problems arise, board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists are on call to assist with dystocias and C-sections. Post-foaling complications are handled by the hospital’s world-class Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, headed by a board-certified critical care specialist.

Whatever the foaling need, the equine team is ready and eager to help.

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