Sleepy foal disease

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Sleepy Foal Disease

Septocaemia, Joint Ill, Naval Ill

Sleepy foal disease is an acute, potentially fatal condition caused by a bacterial infection of the foal either in utero, during birth or shortly after birth.

Age Range

Usually foals are infected during pregnancy or shortly after birth.