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Many factors contribute to neonatal loss at this stage, one of which is mare management.
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Although mares can and do foal independently, implementing even minimal intervention strategies such as being there in case a problem such as dystocia occurs negates a large percentage of mishaps.
Finally, mothering behavior also impacts foal survival. One example of normal maternal behavior is helping the foal stand and nurse. But, again, though tenacious, foals are fragile. This is partly because they are quintessential procrastinators, leaving all their final preparations to the last moment, experiencing rapid changes in every body system in the mere minutes it takes to exit the womb. Changes in body temperature as the foal adjusts to the environment outside the uterusputting foals at risk of hypothermia; Alterations in how nutrition is delivered and metabolized, making foals susceptible to hypoglycemia low blood sugar levels ; A suddenly vulnerable immune system; and Breathing oxygen and experiencing fluctuating oxygen levels based on body position.
Plus, again, they are born without infection-fighting antibodies e. This might seem like poor design but, keep in mind, the other arms of their immune systems are actually very functional, almost to the point of detriment.
Need for surgery A ruptured bladder during the foaling process is fairly common and requires near-immediate surgical repair. Other reasons foals undergo surgery include infected umbilical remnants and colic.
Neonatal maladjustment syndrome, or NMS This disorder was classically described as dummy foal syndrome and attributed to oxygen deprivation hypoxia in the brain during parturition. Madigan explains that altered foal behavior, failure to bond with the mare, and either delayed nursing or failure to nurse associated with this condition put the foal at risk for developing septicemia.
Should you pursue conservative or more involved treatment? Refer him to a local hospital for intensive care or keep him at home?
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The David School The David School has 29 high school students and is located in David, Kentucky, a rural village in the Appalachian Mountains, an area also devastated by recent tornado activity. The school is a non-denominational private high school with a mission to serve underprivileged and struggling students by providing a comprehensive education program for at risk youths who have limited financial resources. In order to be accepted at this school, the student and a guardian have to first meet with the principal.
Tasks vary but they may include cooking, prepping meals, cleaning, mowing the lawn or any other chore that needs to be done. In addition to this requirement, there is also a rule setting forth a zero tolerance policy for drugs on campus. If the student and family agree, the student is immediately enrolled. It was started in the s by Danny Greene, who is originally from New York City, who had come to David, Kentucky, as a college sophomore and was moved by the rampant poverty and illiteracy there.
The school relies on donations and volunteers for every aspect of its operations.
For more than 35 years, The David School has been changing the lives of Appalachian youth for the better. The ASB group was shocked and overwhelmed by the extreme poverty that exists in this part of America. Floyd County, were The David School is located and the group stayed, has a small population of about 43, residents.
A key reason behind this poverty has to do with the long history of coal mining being the largest industry in the area. Right now, coal mining operations in Kentucky have been declining due to fewer federal mining permits, giving way to large unemployment and dependency on welfare and other assistance.
On top of the socioeconomic issues the coal companies leave behind, they also create massive environmental problems, such as water and forest degradation.
This type of poverty is widespread across Appalachia. Most have literacy rates lower than the nationwide average. Students at The David School are given a second chance to make it through their education without the distraction of substance abuse and with positive motivation from dedicated volunteer teachers. The ASB students observed and experienced this poverty through their work with the David School students and interacting with the tornado victims.
Mentoring and Tutoring MCLA students put their mentoring and tutoring skills to work when they shadowed David School students throughout the class day.
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Many of these students chose to come to a work while your learn school because of the overwhelming drug problems at their last school. To attend the David School students had to sign contracts that they would stay drug free and would be willing to clean the school or prep for meals as part of their education process.
Since the school is not funded by the state or federal government, the school can be flexible with their teaching schedules. A number of students MCLA worked with at David will be first generation high school graduates, meaning that the push toward educational success at home may be low. The only standardization these students face is prep for the ACTs. The goal of the David School is for these students to earn their high school diploma; going to college is strongly encouraged but in no way the absolute expectation.
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The David School staff express that these young adults challenge them every day and in every way. The class is arranged by different skill and ability levels at different tables, unlike the traditional desk set up. Everyone learned at a different pace and this set up allows different skill levels to be in the same class.
The faculty also serves as the staff of the school, and they and various volunteer groups, provide a unique learning environment for all the students. The number of staff is limited.