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  1. LaurieB, I posted in off course that someone I...

    LaurieB,
    I posted in off course that someone I know told me about this subject. Someone who had worked on a large farm for many years, and had witnessed this.
    This is a valid process for...
  2. " I've done it several ways with nurse mares....

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    I've done it several ways with nurse mares. In Texas, we've skinned the dead foal and then placed the hide on the adoptive foal to fool the mare. Rubbing her own urine or milk onto the new foal...
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    It was not an endorsement, I would never choose...

    It was not an endorsement, I would never choose that process...Yuck!
    Just for those who are curious, that's all.
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    For those who are curious, these nice people in...

    For those who are curious, these nice people in Scotland have first hand experience with skinning a foal for the adoption process...complete with a picture on their blog in May of 2014, so a very...
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    As I stated before....I learned of this process...

    As I stated before....I learned of this process from someone here in the US. Someone who actually witnessed the process. I did not invent the process, merely indicated a resource that documents the...
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    Here is a link to an article that describes...

    Here is a link to an article that describes skinning a dead foal for use in getting the nurse mare to accept the new foal. There are plenty of references to this on line.
    ...
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    Foals are still being put down as a result of the...

    Foals are still being put down as a result of the nurse mare industry. As I stated earlier, I was at my vet clinic shortly after the foal was already 'offed' so no, the nurse mare farms may not 'off'...
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    If you decide to buy or breed, the mare selection...

    If you decide to buy or breed, the mare selection is of equal importance as the stallion selection.
    I would not buy a prospect without a deep dive into the mare line. Having a good idea of the...
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    What drew my attention was the"she hates horses"....

    What drew my attention was the"she hates horses". I would go to the local lumber yard and buy a few sheets of plywood to put up in her stall to close off her neighbors. She may be spending time...
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    My mom had four kids, I was the last and a...

    My mom had four kids, I was the last and a surprise. Found out years later that they really didn't 'want' another kid. Anyway, I watched how unhappy my mother was raising 4 kids. I decided I didn't...
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    Coats get disgusting...fast...that's why I don't...

    Coats get disgusting...fast...that's why I don't wear a coat!
    I wear layers of tee-shirt, (high tech underwear for really cold),hooded heavy weight sweatshirt and fleece lightweight pullovers.
    The...
  12. No crystal ball..:) but... after a mare is bred,...

    No crystal ball..:) but... after a mare is bred, the embryo/fertilized egg takes a day or so to descend and attach so you have time to get the mare home and relaxed. I think it is important to keep...
  13. We had a mare that we sent to the stallion owner...

    We had a mare that we sent to the stallion owner for breeding that we boarded for a few weeks each time. Always came home empty and with weight loss ( not due to the stallion owner, she got great...
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    I hope you get your adequan Rooty!

    I hope you get your adequan Rooty!
  15. As a vet described it to me, adding oil to the...

    As a vet described it to me, adding oil to the water mix/tea can be aspirated into the lungs. If the horse needs oil, the vet will pass a tube thru the horses nose that is swallowed into the stomach....
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    I agree with the impaction theory. I talk all hay...

    I agree with the impaction theory. I talk all hay away and give the hot water with dissolved grain (sweet tea as mentioned)...at least 3 gallons. I do this 3 times a day until horse has completely...
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    I use winter blankets, that are beyond repair, to...

    I use winter blankets, that are beyond repair, to cover/wrap those soft kitty cubbies up for the barn kitties in winter.
    It really makes them toasty.
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    I reverse my ceiling fans as well. I had to look...

    I reverse my ceiling fans as well. I had to look it up on the Internet again, because I forget year to year, and found that the blades should rotate clockwise for winter to push the warm air down and...
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    Nurse mares are shipped to farms and vets clinics...

    Nurse mares are shipped to farms and vets clinics to support the entire breeding community. I was at my vet clinic when a nurse mare was being introduced to a sport horse foal whose mom had died. I...
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    The first thing you might consider is what steps...

    The first thing you might consider is what steps have you taken to 'winterize' your home. Our utilities have dropped significantly after we did this..

    Weather stripping on doors
    Child proof...
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    It's wonderful how they are helping those foals. ...

    It's wonderful how they are helping those foals.

    I had thought that the practice of breeding nurse mares to carry a foal that would be discarded would eventually stop since there are now drugs...
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    I called the manufacturer directly and was told...

    I called the manufacturer directly and was told that all my vet had to do was create an account and order it directly from them. I notified my vet and received my requested adequan in quick order....
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    We all choose what we choose to do. If you choose...

    We all choose what we choose to do. If you choose fear and intimidation to "correct" a problem it is what it is. I didn't create the definition of a "bully"' I just understand what it is, that it...
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    It's unfortunate some with the "higher brain...

    It's unfortunate some with the "higher brain function" are only capable of "thinking" up solutions that involve "fear, intimidation and physical pain", basically, the bully mentality. I like to...
  25. Here's something to look at...have a "new"...

    Here's something to look at...have a "new" farrier that specializes in therapeutic techniques along with a vet look at x-rays on front feet in particular to make sure everything is balanced. Try...
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