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2013-01-14 23:02:21

Lewis Mill Farm is expecting a beautiful Gypsy Vanner foal that's for sale now. The birth of the foal is expected to place in late April. Vienna, GA (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 Lewis Mill Farm, a friendly, small, quaint farm in Vienna, Georgia that breeds miniature horses and miniature donkeys, is announcing the expected birth of a Gypsy Vanner foal. Liberty Hill´s Lexie, the granddaughter of one of the most brilliant Gypsy Vanner Horses known to man, The Lion King, is in foal this late...

2012-04-04 20:42:11

A Kansas State University veterinary medicine student is investigating ways to improve horse vaccinations and defend them against pathogen challenges at an early age. Research from Allison Jordan Bryan, a graduate student in biomedical sciences and a second-year veterinary medicine student, Huntington Beach, Calif., may help protect foals as young as 3 months of age from pathogens such as West Nile virus, tetanus, equine influenza virus, Equine Herpes Virus-1, Eastern equine...

2011-10-06 11:05:51

It is widely believed that being born is about the most stressful thing that can happen to anybody.  But being weaned cannot be too far behind it in the list of traumatic experiences.  Most humans come to terms with it eventually and the situation in animals is probably no different.  How weaning takes place, however, can have a dramatic effect on the length of time required to overcome the shock.  That this is so, at least for horses, comes from the latest work of the...

2011-09-28 14:41:40

One of the most controversial topics in horse breeding circles relates to the best method for identifying foals. For animal welfare reasons, many veterinarians are currently promoting the method of implanting a microchip over the traditional practice of branding, while officials of major sport horse breed registries deny that branding really causes pain or stress to foals. But what do the horses themselves think?  The team of Christine Aurich at the University of Veterinary Medicine,...

2011-08-05 14:07:33

As (human) mothers will be all too ready to confirm, many young animals develop diarrhoea shortly after birth.  Diarrhoea in young calves is known to be caused by incorrect feeding management or by bacteria or viruses but this does not seem to be the case with diarrhoea in young foals.  Instead, it has been proposed that foals "Ëœautomatically' develop diarrhoea around the time their mothers' oestrous cycle restarts after giving birth.  This theory has now been...

2011-07-14 06:24:00

SWINDON, England, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust's MyFarm team at Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire have been eagerly awaiting the foaling of Queenie, the only Shire Horse mare at Wimpole for weeks now. As over 800 people or groups of people saw, Queenie went into her much anticipated labour. At 11.45pm she gave birth to a beautiful filly foal. Although she had a perceptible heartbeat when she was born she was not breathing. Emma, horse manager at...

2011-06-13 04:55:00

SWINDON, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The National Trust has revealed that it will be broadcasting the birth of a foal live over the internet as part of its MyFarm experiment*. Queenie, the only Shire Horse [http://www.my-farm.org.uk/news-and-blog/queenies-having-a-baby ] mare at Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire is preparing to give birth, and the live streaming - which can be viewed now - is a key part of the MyFarm project...

2011-04-06 22:45:24

Like any other newborn, the neonatal horse can be a challenging patient. Its immune system is still under construction, its blood chemistry can vary wildly, and "“ like most infants "“ it wants to stay close to mom. These factors are magnified in the critically ill foal, said Pamela Wilkins, a professor of equine internal medicine and emergency/critical care at the University of Illinois and the author of a new paper on equine neonatal intensive care. The paper, in Clinical...

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2010-06-12 07:13:18

Researchers at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have achieved another cloning first with the successful delivery of a foal using oocytes from a live mare, the first such clone in the world. The delivery of the foal highlights Texas A&M's long tradition of leading science in equine reproduction, and has been a great experience for  the owner of the new foal. "I've always liked having three horses to ride," said Kit Knotts, proud owner...

2010-03-31 17:00:00

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sunny" and "Angel" may look like normal foals. But their veterinarian and the care providers at Helen Woodward Animal Center's Equine Hospital know that they're anything but normal. These babies and their mother, a 9-year-old mare named "Lena," overcame unbelievable odds just to be born! "This is the first time since we opened the hospital in 1986 that Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) has had a pair of twin foals under our...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.