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Table 2 Last diagnosis of 22 foals not surviving to 12 months of age in a population of 343 foals born on four stud farms in Kildare, Ireland between January 1, 2004 and May 30, 2008

From: Causes of disease and death from birth to 12 months of age in the Thoroughbred horse in Ireland

  Number of foals Average age at onset (days) Age range at onset (days) Length of therapy range (days)
Stillborn 5 0 0 0
Arthrogryposis/contracture 4 0 0 0
Fracture 3 155 1-235 0-28
Perinatal asphyxia syndrome 2 0 0 2-10
Musculoskeletal trauma (not fracture) 2 - 24-150 0-2
Other congenital 2 2 0-4 0-61
Septicaemia 1 0 0 2
Prematurity and septicaemia 1 0 0 1
Cervical vertebral malformation 1 150 150 90
Osteomyelitis Rhodococcus equi 1 90 90 20
Total 22 - - -
  1. (0 days = at birth)