Short term and future athletic performance of critically ill equine neonate

Axon Veterinary Services

  • Project code: PRJ-000726

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, November 30, 2006

  • Project completion date: Monday, June 15, 2015

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


The results of this research will provide veterinarians and thoroughbred horse breeders objective information to identify clinical parameters of the critically-ill neonatal foal which will have a negative impact on their short-term survival and future athletic performance.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

Axon Veterinary Services

Objective Summary

1)Determine admission parameters and clinical problems that will affect the survival of the critically-ill neonatal foal. 2)Determine whether surviving foals reach their sale potential as yearlings. 3)Determine whether surviving foals are able to have one race. 4)Determine clinical parameters in the critically-ill neonatal foal which affect their future athletic performance.