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Weaning a Foal

Christine Skelly Ph.D

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Recorded on: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Speaker: Dr. Christine Skelly | Michigan State University

Summary: Weaning a foal is an important milestone for the young growing horse. Preparing the foal prior to weaning and then ensuring that the weaning process poses as little stress as possible, will provide the young horse a definite advantage from both a health and psychological standpoint.

Presenter Information: Since 1995, Dr. Christine Skelly has served as the Equine Extension Specialist at Michigan State University, developing and teaching horse management workshops targeted to horse owners and producers and working with industry leaders to promote the Michigan Horse Industry. Her primary areas of interests in equine science include nutrition, facility management and farm safety, and manure management.  Dr. Skelly earned her Ph.D. in Equine Nutrition and Physiology at Texas A&M University.

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