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Wee Wild Ones – Part 3 – The Critical First Hours

Do you recall from Part II the critical timing of a new foal receiving colostrum? How is the situation different for wild horses than for domestic horses? In a domestic setting, breeders can measure the quality and antibody levels of…

Wee Wild Ones – Part II – Colostrum – How Important is it?

What is colostrum and why is it so important? Colostrum is also called “first milk”, as it is the first milk produced in the mammary glands of a pregnant mammal, including both humans and horses. It appears thick and yellowish and is…

Wee Wild Ones – Part 1 – Their First Moments

"Born wild, the only thread to survival, a wily and wise momma, the will to take one’s place in the world, and millions of years of instinct." ~Unknown Seeing a brand new foal for the first time is a magical moment. On wobbly new legs…