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Getting an orphan foal to nurse an immediate need

Foals should be administered about four pints of colostrum in one-pint increments within the first day.
Photo of horse manager with mare and a young foal.
Older mares face reproductive challenges

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

A horse owner recently asked me: “I have a 17-year-old mare from whom we really wish to get a foal. She has proven herself over the years as a true athlete. We have tried now for two seasons without success with a stallion of proven fertility. My regular veterinarian told me that she may have poor fertility and be hard to get pregnant. Is that really the case?”

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