Some of you may not be familiar with the term, NURSE MARE FOAL.
Basically, a nurse mare foal is the by-product of creating a nurse mare. A nurse mare is an equine wet nurse. Nurse mares are needed to nurse foals whose natural mother has been taken away to be re-bred. The ‘more valuable’ foal of the mare being re-bred is moved onto the nurse mare. The original foal of the nurse mare is … outta luck.
It is very sad.
Most of the time, the nurse mare foals simply expire…
Unless someone comes to their aid.
And, the good news is – there are kind humans who rescue the poor nurse mare foals.
THE LAST CHANCE CORRAL
The Last Chance Corral, (located in Athens, Ohio) is one such Rescue that specializes in nurse mare foals.
After years of taking on these tiny charges, The Last Chance Corral has the foal nursery system down!
Truly, these incredibly dedicated people know the 24/7 drill. They know how to nurse these scared babies, care for them, watch for danger signs and administer aid.
Nonstop, they provide nursing buckets of milk replacer (expensive), colostrum (very expensive), shavings, love and comfort.
And, they have a very successful adoption record.
For the few months of foaling season, the devoted workers at LCC, work tirelessly caring for these babies and locating forever homes. Click here to go to their FB page and follow the daily goings-on.
So, without further ado, please meet this season’s crop – so far… (more will come.)
THE FIRST CROP OF 2013 FOALS!
ANYBODY want to help these babies – and the more who will join them this season…? Buckets of milk and colostrum and love and care… how about a few drops in the Bucket Fund!
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