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Orphan colt HELP

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Yardley Cattle Co
Neonate
Username: Horsesnwrenglers

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We had a mare die out of the blue, and left her six and a half week old horse colt without a mother. WE NEED help on knowing what to do with him. We have a paint mare who has colt at her side, and has been nursing both colts pretty well so far. (the last 2 days) We have her colt and the orphan together in a pen across the walk way from the paint mare. We have been feeding the colts off the mare every five hours and then eight during the night hours.

If anyone has advice, or knows anything about this PLEASE help.
 

Sandy Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Sandystone

Post Number: 144
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 08:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The best thing you can do for him is leave him with the paint mare. She will not only feed him, she will teach him manners. If you try to raise this orphan by human hand, he can turn into a little monster. He's definitely old enough to supplement with Buckeye Foal Starter. My foals are eating about 2-3 lbs a day. Both are still nursing.
 

Lynn
Nursing Foal
Username: Macbeth

Post Number: 20
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 08:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree with Sandy, it really sounds like you have found your foster mum. If the mare is happy feeding the foal, I would leave her to it and supplement both the foals and mares diets.

It is always a risk introducing orphan foals to new mothers, you have the possibility of injury and rejection.

Let your paint mare carry on the good job she is already doing.

Good luck
 

Yardley Cattle Co
Neonate
Username: Horsesnwrenglers

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 02:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks to both Lynn and Sandy Smith for your help. I hope the mother and baby will just keep working well together.

Thanks again.
 

Valerie Myers
Nursing Foal
Username: Libertybelle

Post Number: 13
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 06:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You couldn't have done any better! It's hard to find foster moms for orphan foals. You had one right under you nose. If she'll take care of him, let her! It's like having twins! You're doing a great job and relax they'll be siblings, probably a handful for you and the mare, but fun no doubt!!!!



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