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Milagros, the miracle foal

April 24th, 2012

Last spring, Dawn and Dave Roberts were enjoying a Saturday afternoon with friends and family at their farm that’s located minutes west of Saskatoon, Sask. Annie, one of their experienced broodmares, looked like she was going into labour. “Our friends’ kids were excited because they thought they’d be able to see a baby horse being born,” says Dawn, whose family …

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Mila standing up

Emergency care for orphan foals: five tips

It’s a position you hope you never need to be in — but if you suddenly become responsible for an orphan foal, here are five tips from Dr. Fernando J. Marqués, a specialist in large animal internal medicine at the WCVM, on what to expect. 1. Consult a veterinarian. “Because foals have no energy reserves in place,” explains Marqués, “they …

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