Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
A lot of foals get diarrhea after they are born. Make sure the foal is hydrated ,like mentioned above, if the pinched skin falls back slowly the foal could be slightly dehydrated. The skin should fall back immediatly and there shouldn't be any creases left where the skin was pinched if the foal is fully hydrated.
If the foal is dehydrated call a vet IMMEDIATLY!! Foals can't handle too much stress to their systems right now. If the foal is hydrated then just make sure it is eating/drinking ok and acting normal. If it doesn't get better within a day or two then call a vet!
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