The mare-foal bond and maternal behaviour problems in the early post-partum period - Dr Sally Nixon 1 CPD Points


Maternal care of the young is important, not just for their nutritional needs. Animals who receive good maternal care have better regulation of their stress response. Veterinarians called out to foal rejection problems can play a crucial role in improving the long term welfare of both animals. Treatment of problems associated with the mare-foal bond depends on a number of factors. In that crucial time, do you know what to say? Can you diagnose the problem adequately and formulate a treatment plan?

Price levels

23 Mar 2020 to 8 Apr 2020
Associate $ 30.00
Full Member $ 25.00
New Graduate $ 25.00
Non-Member $ 75.00
Student $ 25.00
Animal Behaviourists - Full Member $ 0.00
Animal Behaviourists - New Graduate $ 0.00
Animal Behaviourists - Student $ 0.00

Who should attend

Practice Managers / Veterinarians / Students

Learning outcome

This webinar will discuss the importance of the mare-foal bond, problems that can lead to maternal rejection of the foal and how those problems can be managed so that the mare can accept the foal.


Dr Sally Nixon
Dr Sally Nixon graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and is a Resident in behavioural medicine in both the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. As well as owning her own rural-based business consulting in veterinary behavioural medicine, Sally is a co-tutor for the CVE Veterinary Behavioural Medicine course and is a consultant for the US based Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She has been an AVBIG committee member since 2014 and currently represents AVBIG on the Policy Advisory Council of the AVA.

Further details

This webinar is free for AVBIG members.

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The mare-foal bond and maternal behaviour problems in the early post-partum period - Dr Sally Nixon

Start: 8 April 2020, 8:00PM
End: 8 April 2020, 9:00PM
(NSW time)
$ 75.00
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