There is no cure for this condition. If you can cure the foal of one infection, any number of other bacteria, viruses, and other infectious organisms can still infect the foal since it has no antigen-specific immune system to protect it. Affected foals usually die around or before five months of age. Euthanasia is recommended.
Before breeding your Arabian mare or allowing your Arabian stallion to service a mare, be sure to test your horse for severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome in case it is a carrier. This is of the utmost importance, as this disease is fatal in foals.
The term for a female horse over the age of four that has not been sterilized
A horse that is four years of age or older; a stallion is intact
A substance that causes chemical change to another
A condition of the lungs and bronchi in which they become inflamed and congested.
Any substance or item that the body of an animal would regard as strange or unwanted; a foreign disease or virus in the body (toxin, etc.)
A protein in the body that is designed to fight disease; antibodies are brought on by the presence of certain antigens in the system.
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains