I wonder if anyone has experience of raising a foal post-rhodococcus infection. I have a 4.5 month old colt who developed the infection at the age of 2-3 weeks and I understand that this infection develops at the time of birth through the umbilical cord. As we caught it early, our foal responded well to treatment, but was on a course of aggressive human antibiotics for 8 weeks, which required gut protection and pro and pre biotics. He now looks great, although sleeps a lot and as well as his mum, we are feeding him a small amount three times a day of a mixture of creep pellets, stud mix, Dodson & Horrell's Suregrow, plus Equizest Maximal Stud, which is an amazing supplement. I have also been advised that 4g of Vitamin C a day would help the recovery of his white blood cell count, which I have been advised, will take some time. I am now monitoring him by regular temperature checks, which have been consistently normal for several weeks now and I am holding off yet another blood test or a scan, all the time he seems to be making good progress, as this would involve the disruption and stress of a visit to the clinic. As it is the first time I have had to deal with this, it would be interesting and helpful to hear other experiences and the prognosis.