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I tried everything to get the mare to take foal. I fed FoaLac in a bucket every 2 hrs.
1/14/2013 11:54:31 PM
Can B done !
1/14/2013 11:52:32 PM
Luckily she was not a newborn although that made substitute milk feeding a problem
1/14/2013 10:53:47 PM
What a blessing and bonding experience
1/14/2013 9:58:42 PM
1/14/2013 9:39:55 PM
It is absolutley imperative to have a nurse mare or older companion mare to help socialize.
1/14/2013 5:13:18 PM
Though, it helps to have another horse around who can assist with socialization skills.
1/14/2013 4:27:07 PM
tried to help a neighbor with orphan at the request of my vet but she wound up with a spoiled brat
1/14/2013 3:09:31 PM
19 days old, refused Foalac, ate Strategy & grew well
1/14/2013 2:41:42 PM
it is difficult to be as good a disiplinarian as the birth mom difficult for her to accept her baby
1/14/2013 1:39:34 PM
It was a joy and a learning experience. She's my trail horse now at age 5
1/14/2013 11:24:03 AM
A mini.. very rewarding experience..
1/13/2013 11:11:37 PM
Would be hard, that is without question. Hope it never happens
1/13/2013 9:41:22 PM
My dad and I bottle fed her and she did great. She went on to raise a foal that is 26yo today.
1/13/2013 8:14:00 PM
Thank the Goddess!
1/13/2013 4:16:10 PM
Yes, in January 2012, and it was one of the most rewarding events in 37 years of horse ownership!
1/13/2013 4:13:39 PM
I did a bad thing. He was healthy but got very spoiled. I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner!
1/13/2013 10:45:36 AM
Very difficult and time consuming, but a wonderful way to learn and understand the psych of horses
1/13/2013 1:26:12 AM
Would love to help and assist in any way I could to help raise an orphan foal.
1/13/2013 12:11:40 AM
They must still know they are horses
1/12/2013 11:38:32 PM
with a nurse mare
1/12/2013 1:32:36 PM
I want to
1/12/2013 1:07:49 PM
Twice, and on a calf milk substitute very close in analysis, and 1/4 of the price of 'foal milk'
1/12/2013 9:58:59 AM
with cow milk powder and dextrose and calcium
1/12/2013 8:29:45 AM
nurse mare made all the difference. he is 3 now and people are surprised that he was an orphan.
1/11/2013 4:38:55 PM
no have been blessed to detect and address problems that might have resulted in mare mortality
1/11/2013 3:22:55 PM
it was liken raising a human kid
1/11/2013 12:56:18 PM
Was a very difficult process and a very spoiled horse as a result.
1/11/2013 10:07:12 AM
now age 7 and gorgeous. Both raised on Progressive Nutrition products
1/11/2013 6:52:03 AM
i've raised a mustang foal orphaned due to a roundup, got him at 3wks of age.
1/10/2013 11:12:04 PM
I raised two nurse mare foals from one week. It was a wonderful experience and they are great horses
1/10/2013 10:28:32 PM
Three, with the help of a mare, b
1/10/2013 10:21:18 PM
Have raised many orphans using nurse mares -- can't tell them from other foals.
1/10/2013 10:20:21 PM
They become like a child and a little can become more pushy than a non-orphan foal.
1/10/2013 9:33:48 PM
wish I could
1/10/2013 9:23:30 PM
The rescue i work at helped 1. He is now sweet adorable n available for adoption!throwawayponies.org
1/10/2013 9:12:22 PM
mother was blinded at birth and was put down...I was not part of the decision...
1/10/2013 8:27:37 PM
I would love to!!!
1/10/2013 8:13:50 PM
It was a lot of work. I had good advise from my vet. She is a talented show horse/ no bad habits
1/10/2013 7:33:07 PM
she was very disrespectful towards people
1/10/2013 7:13:31 PM
From 20 hours after birth... Now 5 years and a STAR!
1/10/2013 6:30:07 PM
I wouldnt mind raising an orphan foal
1/10/2013 6:13:15 PM
Have several friends who have
1/10/2013 5:15:07 PM
Quite a few and successfully too.
1/10/2013 5:13:25 PM
glad i have not had this experience
1/10/2013 4:20:55 PM
Besides my children--the hardest, most rewarding job ever!
1/10/2013 2:56:32 PM
Tbred gelding, a one person horse now, needs clear boundaries and horse social contact. A good horse
1/10/2013 12:12:44 PM
tough very spoiled
1/10/2013 10:59:02 AM
The foal was a colt, it was heart breaking, rewarding, and a lot of worry. He's a blessing now.
1/10/2013 9:25:04 AM
Any artificially weaned foal should be considered "orphaned"
1/10/2013 8:21:38 AM
Gave her milk from our Goat - drank straight from the bucket and was nannied by our gelding. troubl
1/10/2013 5:58:48 AM
1/10/2013 2:28:19 AM
Mare died 4 hrs after foaling, she did great with help from family and friends and a kind mare
1/10/2013 1:03:45 AM
That is on my Bucket List...would LOVE it!!!
1/9/2013 11:29:49 PM
our best QH dam had a premie foal in the midst of a bitter winter . dam died , raised foal in a room
1/9/2013 11:04:06 PM
Orphaned at just 3 months.
1/9/2013 9:23:02 PM
I have not, but it would be a very rewarding experience
1/9/2013 8:45:14 PM
And I hope never to.
1/9/2013 8:40:47 PM
Now a 5 year old and doing great!
1/9/2013 8:27:46 PM
But I own one. 15 years old and when you give her a treat, she sucks her tongue for 10 minutes.
1/9/2013 7:52:02 PM
it very hard as the mare teaches alot that humans can't
1/9/2013 7:16:25 PM
I was lucky. My vet's tech had a mare who that adopted my foal.
1/9/2013 6:50:01 PM
We found a nurse mare after a few days, but he was a people pony.
1/9/2013 6:27:13 PM
She was feed goat milk every 4 hours
1/9/2013 5:53:55 PM
with another mare with foal. Smear mare´s dung on the orphan and she will accept the foal. I
1/9/2013 5:32:18 PM
This can be a nightmare. If you treat the foal like its mother would, it can work out fantastically
1/9/2013 4:21:54 PM
would love to
1/9/2013 2:55:33 PM
No, and I pray I dont have too.
1/9/2013 1:25:30 PM
From 1mo old I fed & my 30yo retired broodmare taught him to be a horse, he turned out awesome!
1/9/2013 1:05:47 PM
A loss beyond words when my mare died leaving a 9 day old foal, but the little filly & I did fine!
1/9/2013 9:48:05 AM
I was fortunate to have a "retired" broodmare who was willing to become a nursemare.
1/9/2013 9:39:49 AM
The mare tried to kill 'Trouble' . Raised him on milk replacer and a dairy goat.
1/9/2013 8:53:17 AM
nurse foal baby
1/9/2013 8:45:42 AM
was very lucky the mares sister had a foal and finished up suckling both with the help of good creep
1/9/2013 8:29:31 AM
Yes, she was 6 weeks old when we lost her mother. Got good advice and she is not spoiled.
1/9/2013 8:15:27 AM
We had a mare die when her foal was a month old. Filly ended up fine.
1/9/2013 7:59:06 AM
premature foal/ initially ill
1/9/2013 7:46:13 AM
not completely orphaned, but he lost his mom at 7 weeks.
1/9/2013 7:30:07 AM
Never want to again!
1/9/2013 7:01:59 AM
1/9/2013 12:34:32 AM
We hope we never have to do it again.
1/8/2013 10:25:05 PM
My mare was struck by lightning when her colt was only three months old.
1/8/2013 10:01:53 PM
Have raised 10 through a rescue that does a lot of them
1/8/2013 9:34:47 PM
let the next ? address the social of the adult orphan
1/8/2013 9:18:13 PM
Pure hell, died after 4 mo. salmonilla
1/8/2013 9:16:46 PM
Three times and it gets easier with each one.
1/8/2013 8:38:10 PM
I haven't, but my horse is the offspring of my friend's orphan
1/8/2013 8:31:20 PM
lots of time and work
1/8/2013 8:07:42 PM
My Aunt's horse was an orphan and does have his bad habits.
1/8/2013 8:01:19 PM
I was able to help the foal be accepted by the mare
1/8/2013 7:53:00 PM
shye turned out very well.
1/8/2013 7:39:08 PM
Goodness no. I don't yet know enough to nurture a foal.
1/8/2013 7:38:37 PM
We did find a surrogate mare to take the foal after the first 48 hours.
1/8/2013 6:48:32 PM
We tried but lost the filly at less than a week old.
1/8/2013 6:16:07 PM
We could write a how-to book about raising a thoroughbred foal to age 12 and how different they are.
1/8/2013 6:15:02 PM
I was lucky, I had a mare that adopted the foal and socialized him
1/8/2013 6:03:23 PM
My clydesdale mare was orphaned at 8 weeks of age.
1/8/2013 5:52:35 PM
Have been lucky enough not to experience that!
1/8/2013 5:51:46 PM
She was a half mini half welsh and she lived in our house for the first 2 months
1/8/2013 5:05:21 PM
I've raised several. Avoid a bottle or wean early to avoid abnormal association as "human is mother"
1/8/2013 12:59:18 PM
It was a challenging but rewarding endeavor.
1/8/2013 10:14:33 AM
The foals mother was stuck by lightening and another mare that had a baby and let her nurse also.
1/8/2013 7:15:43 AM
only haflingers - if they're orphan, then yes. I live in Denmark, and here they're not rare seen :-)
1/8/2013 3:56:12 AM
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