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#1 Terri G

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:07 AM

We have a maiden mare rejecting her foal (now 5 days old) and we are looking for a nurse mare.

Can be a dry mare (that has been a previous nurse mare or would be a good candidate for a nurse mare due to temperament) as they can be brought into milk with the appropriate med's.

If we can not find a nurse mare...would be looking for a temporary companion (aged gelding or mare that is good with foals) for the foal as we will need to orphan him.

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:15 AM

I've sent this on to several people, one's mare was used as a nurse with the injections.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:10 AM

What location in WI?
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:25 AM

What location in WI?


Looks like you are Northeast. I don't know a ton of horse people in that area. Would you be willing to travel a bit to pick up a mare? I could ask people in NW Wisconsin.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

I know the nurse mare route is the best. However, if your search is unsuccessful, I can highly recommend the Buckeye Nutrition products. I have a 5 month old orphan who has done very well first on the Mares Milk Replacer and then their milk pellets.

The filly lost her dam at 24 hours old and quickly learned to drink her milk from a bucket. She is now turned out with a 23 yr old Saddlebred mare as a baby sitter and catching up quickly on her "how to be a horse" lessons.

I'm sorry for the trials with your maiden mare :(

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

We are in central wisconsin and will travel anywhere in Wisconsin and surround states

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:55 PM

I have a nurse mare, but I'm in Utah. My mare will let ANY foal nurse off of her, whether she is wet or dry. I'm sorry I'm so far away, I know she would be fabulous. Were you just wanting to borrow? Or would you like the foal to go where the mare is? Let me know if any of this sounds good to you.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:49 AM

I would suggest bucket feeding this baby with mares milk replacer.......... Buckeye products has a terrific Mare's Milk product that you can mix a 12 hour supply and it won't spoil and let baby drink when he/she wants...almost like nature. They also have milk pellets for older foals. I raised an orphan baby from birth. It is a very tiring but rewarding experience. Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:45 AM

Call U W Madison Vet School or one of the many vet breeding facilities near Madison. There have to be mares around that have lost foals and would accept one. Last year my open broodmare stole another mares baby and tried to make her suckle. Dean Meyer in Lodi would be a good vet to call.
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:51 AM

We have a maiden mare rejecting her foal (now 5 days old) and we are looking for a nurse mare.

Can be a dry mare (that has been a previous nurse mare or would be a good candidate for a nurse mare due to temperament) as they can be brought into milk with the appropriate med's.

If we can not find a nurse mare...would be looking for a temporary companion (aged gelding or mare that is good with foals) for the foal as we will need to orphan him.

Thank you in advance.

Terri
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I have raised a few orphaned foals on this formula: 1 can of condensed milk + 1 can ( from condenced milk) of water + 2 tablspoons of Caro syrup + 1 tablespoon of mineral water ( from any local pharmacy). Good luck !