FoalinMare DVD: Insights Inside the Foaling Mare
By Jan Govaere, Katrien Martens and Aart de Kruif
FoalinMare DVD: Insights Inside the Foaling Mare. In comparison with other domestic animals, parturition in the horse is a fast and almost explosive event. Mostly it takes place in an uncomplicated manner, but when difficulties arise, adequate veterinary intervention can be life saving. Most of these life saving interventions can only be learned from bitter experience, with all the consequences which this involves.
The objective of this DVD is to provide veterinary surgeons and students, grooms and horse owners with more ‘insights inside’ the foaling mare. This was done by creating a model to visualize the entire birth process from stage I through stage III.
The resulting DVD consists of 2 high-definition film sequences and 45 minutes of 3-D movie animations illustrating the normal intra-uterine development of the foal, the normal progression of stages 1, 2 and 3 of parturition and the associated abnormalities, prolapse of the bladder, uterine torsion and many other complications pre- and postpartum, including malpostures and malpresentations, obstetrical manipulations, foetotomy, cesarean section, and more.
All details thus captured were checked by renowned specialists in equine obstetrics, and scientific considerations prevailed in the design.
The entire production comes along with voice-overs in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. Subtitling and texts are available in Arabic, Dutch, Estonian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.