Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction in neonatal foals: Pathogenesis and clinical findings Academic Article uri icon


  • Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction in neonatal foals has a complex pathogenesis but is generally associated with lung immaturity. Neonatal foals with surfactant dysfunction often present with signs of respiratory distress; however, other causes of respiratory distress must be ruled out. Early identification of the disease and evaluation of arterial blood gas are critical for successful treatment.

published proceedings

  • Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

author list (cited authors)

  • Costa, L., Eades, S. C., Goad, M. E., & Paradis, M. R.

complete list of authors

  • Costa, LRR||Eades, SC||Goad, ME||Paradis, MR

publication date

  • May 2004