Neonatal Isoerythrolysis (NI)
Neonatal Isoerythrolysis (NI): What Every Equine Breeder Needs To Know!
Dr. Hein van Haeringen, Phd, Vet. Med., is the founder of the Van Haeringen Laboratories in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
According to Dr. Van Haeringen, "It has been known for many years that foals can die when the difference between the blood groups of mare and stallion is too great. For a long time, this was a familiar problem among English Thoroughbreds and riding horses such as the ones registered by the KWPN. It was not until recently that this problem was cropping up and possibly increasing among Friesian horses."
The following PDF download is a brochure written by Dr. van Haeringen in 2007 for all equine breeders, veterinarians, and universities, in the hope that all those involved in breeding and delivering foals will be highly aware of the growing possibility for NI foals. The download is for your personal use and is copyright protected. Please send all equine lovers the link to this URL for them to download and read the important information regarding NI in equines.