Use of Alprazolam to Facilitate Mare‐Foal Bonding in an Aggressive Postparturient Mare

  title={Use of Alprazolam to Facilitate Mare‐Foal Bonding in an Aggressive Postparturient Mare},
  author={D. Wong and C. J. Alcott and J. Davis and K. Hepworth and L. Wulf and J. Coetzee},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine},
  pages={414 - 416}
  • D. Wong, C.J. Alcott, +3 authors J. Coetzee
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • A healthy 11-year old, 577 kg maiden Quarter Horse mare was examined at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center with a 4-day old colt because the mare would bite or kick the foal when the foal attempted to suckle. The owner bottle fed the foal small amounts of mare’s milk over the first 4 days of life, but the foal became progressively weaker over time and was recumbent and nonresponsive at presentation. Furthermore, although gestational length and parturition were reportedly normal, the mare had… CONTINUE READING
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