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PRE-FOALING- FOALING, AND POST BIRTH CONSIDERATIONS

Management Approaches to the Newborn Foal
Assessment of Fetal Well Being
Detection of Impending Parturition
Induction of Parturition
Normal Equine Labor, Delivery and Newborn Foal Vital Signs
Dystocia Management Factors for Neonatal Viability
Post Foaling Procedures-routine (Low Risk Foals)
Colostrum-Assessment of and Sources for Foals
Assessment of Passive Immunity
Plasma Therapy

MEDICAL CARE

Physical Exam of the Equine Neonate
Assessment of Maturity - Prematurity
Assessment of Oxygen Needs
Transport of the Critically Ill Equine Neonate
Temperature Regulation of Neonates
Resuscitation-Pt. 1
Resuscitation-Pt. 2 Evaluation of Cardiovascular Status
Shock (SIRS)
Initial Evaluation and Minimum Data Base
Daily Plan and Monitoring of the Critical Care Patient
Daily Nursing Care
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Parenteral Nutrition
Enteral Nutrition
Clinical Signs Observed in the Sick Equine Neonate Considered Normal at Birth

MEDICAL DISORDERS OF THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF LIFE

Meconium Retention
Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome
Infections
Rhodococcus Equi Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment
Neonatal Salmonellosis
Neonatal Seizures
Immunodeficiencies
Diarrhea
Gastroduodenal Ulcers
Neonatal Isoerythrolysis
Renal Disorders of Equine Neonates
Ruptured Bladder and Uropeitoneum
Septic Arthritis and Osteomeylitis
Umbilical Problems
Eye Problems
Congenital Cardiac Anomalies
Congenital Anomalies and Genetic Disorders
White Muscle Disease
Hypoglycemia
Hemostatic Disorders
Endocrine Problems
Respiratory Distress
Hernia
Fractured Ribs
Colic in the Neonatal Foal

PROCEDURES

Sedation and Anesthesia
Ultrasonograpy of the Fetus and the Neonate
Thoracic and Abdominal Radiography
Nasotracheal Intubation
Transtracheal Aspiration or Wash
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography
Nasogastric Intubation
Blood Culture
Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection
Placement and Management of Intravascular Cather
Blood Sampling Techniques
Blood Collection and Administration
Restraint and Handling of Foals
Biosecurity for Neonatal Units
Respiratory Therapeutics
Positive Pressure Ventilation
Tracheal Suctioning
How to Prevent the Leading Cause of Death in Foals-Opinion

DRUG USE

Guidelines for Drug Use in Equine Neonates
Drug Formulary-Equine Neonate

REFERENCE VALUES

Hematology and Clinical Chemistry norm values-United States
Hematology and Clinical Chemistry norm values-European
Blood Gases
Immunoglubulin Concentrations
Cardiac Catheterization Pressure Measurements
Cadriopulmonary Cebral Resuscitation

LIMB DEFORMITIES

Limb Deformities-Introduction Flexural Deformities
Angular and Rotational Deviations-General