Mare and Foal Care: Free Webinar

Register for our mare and foal care webinar!Broodmare and stallion owners invest a great deal of effort, time, and money in producing foals. To provide the best possible care for mare and foal and get the most out of this investment, breeders must work closely with their veterinarians, carefully monitor and manage the health of mares and foals, offer any help that's needed during foaling, and provide the care young foals need for the best possible start in life. 

To help breeders make the right decisions for their mares and foals, will present a webinar on late-term mare care, foaling, and newborn/young foal care on Dec. 15, 8-9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (brought to you by Merck Animal Health). In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to estimate the mare's due date and monitor the mare for impending foaling;
  • What vaccinations and other care the late-term pregnant mare needs to deliver a healthy foal;
  • How to tell if the mare might need assistance during foaling;
  • What problems to watch out for in the newborn foal; and
  • How to help the newborn get the healthiest possible start in life.

This session will be presented by: 

Patrick M. McCue, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACTPatrick M. McCue, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, professor in the department of clinical sciences at Colorado State University (CSU), will deliver the mare care portion of this webinar. He is the Director of CSU’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory and coordinates the Clinical Broodmare, Foaling and Embryo Transfer Services, and he attends to dystocias (difficult births), high-risk pregnancies, and other equine reproduction cases. His research interests include mare reproductive pathology, reproductive endocrinology, hormone therapy, and embryo transfer. McCue will answer questions online via live text chat during this event, assisted by:

Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIMWendy E. Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, Sr. Equine Technical Services Specialist at Merck Animal Health. She specializes in internal medicine and equine neonatology and perinatology. She has been an invited lecturer at seminars and symposiums for horse owners and breeders in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and Europe. She also has authored articles for the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, Equine Veterinary Journal, and Compendium.

Joe Manning, DVM, MBAJoe Manning, DVM, MBA, Merck Animal Health Equine Technical Services veterinarian. Previously, Manning practiced medicine at Littleton Large Animal in Colorado; Castlewood Canyon Equine in Colorado; and Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Texas. Manning received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. He also earned his master’s in business administration from the Neeley School of Business while actively practicing.

Sign up now for this Webinar at Your registration allows you to watch the video presentation and ask questions live during the presentation, and you can submit your questions via e-mail prior to the Webinar to be answered during the live event. We hope you can join us!

Questions about the webinar can be directed to

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 512 MB recommended.
  • Broadband Internet connection or access to a high-speed network highly recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones on your computer to hear the audio.
  • Flash Player 8 or higher.

Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.