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Rattles in Foals

25/09/2017 by Dr Christine Myers, BVSc, DACVIM, Registered Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Rattles, a lung infection that affects foals between two and five months of age, is one on the most researched diseases in horses because of the significant affect it can have on foals being reared in intensive situations, such as Thoroughbred breeding farms. 

Dr Christine Myers, a registered specialist in equine internal medicine, explains what breeders should look out for in their foals, how this debilitating disease can be treated and, more importantly, how it can be prevented.