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Collection and administration of plasma to a newborn foal
  1. Sarah Stoneham

    Sarah Stoneham graduated from Bristol in 1983 and went into general equine practice in Bath. She is now a partner in equine stud practice in Newmarket. Her special interests include equine neonatology, paediatric medicine and gastroenterology.

Abstract

THE administration of plasma to a foal can be a life-saving procedure. Commercial products have become available, but are expensive. As an alternative, plasma can be collected easily and efficiently in the field at a reasonable cost.

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