Our feature on the Foundation’s website and FaceBook page helping Friesian owners understand the facts and “debunk” some of the myths regarding their Friesian horses. It will be a short, quick look at a topic that will hopefully be of interest to most Friesian owners. The Foundation continues to work with Friesian owners, veterinarians and researchers in both North America and Europe and is here to help. Check back for the next edition of The Friesian Advocate.

April 12, 2021
116. Research Demonstrates Friesian Horses have Different Cardiac Measurements
The equine heart is an impressive organ. The heart is composed of four chambers that provide the pumping function needed to supply blood to the body. […]
February 12, 2021
115. The “Dutch Technique” for Resolving a Retained Placenta
Friesian mares have a higher incidence than normal for retaining the fetal membranes (placenta) after foaling. One study that observed the foaling out of 495 Friesian […]
January 7, 2021
114. Medical Grade Honey for Wounds
The healing property of honey was discovered centuries ago for treatment of burns and a broad spectrum of injuries, especially chronic wounds. However, the leading role […]
December 22, 2020
113. Megaesophagus in Foals and Young Horses
While megaesophagus is rare in horses, it appears be more common in Friesian horses compared to other breeds. Utrecht University Equine Hospital reported Friesians present with […]
November 10, 2020
112. Winter Water Consumption & Impaction Colic
While there are several different types of colic, impaction colic is the type most often seen during winter months. Decreased water consumption is assessed to be […]
November 4, 2020
111. Distichiasis Update
Exciting news!! The genetic variant associated with distichiasis in the Friesian horse was recently identified by the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) and a test […]
October 13, 2020
110. Salt – An Ounce of Colic Prevention
Proper electrolyte levels are crucial to a number of essential functions in the horse’s body, to include regulating the smooth muscles of the digestive track and […]
September 12, 2020
109. Effective Treatment for Chorioptic Mites
While all breeds of horses are susceptible to Chorioptic mites, infestation is most commonly seen in feathered breeds. This is because feathers cover the often damp, […]
August 14, 2020
108. Anesthesia Risks for Friesians
The idea that Friesian horses may be more at risk for complications related to anesthesia is a common misconception. The primary risks of equine anesthesia related […]