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Fostering

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Ruth Morgan


Fostering

It is unfortunately sometimes the case that a foal needs to be fostered on to another mare; this can be a difficult time for all concerned. The main reasons why this might be necessary are; the mare is very ill or dies shortly after giving birth, the mare rejects the foal, or the mare does not have sufficient milk to feed the foal.

If a foal needs a foster mare, it is very important for the foal's health and well-being that an appropriate foster mare is found quickly

What makes a suitable foster mare?

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How do I find a foster mare for my foal?

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How do I introduce my foal to the foster mare?

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Conclusion

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