Join Date: Oct 2009
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Why aren't you listening to your vet? If the foal is eating solid food and won't accept milk replacer, leave him be.
He should ideally stay with his mother until he's at least 3 months old, but if the mare is in danger of hurting him, maybe they need to be separated now. Put him in with other youngsters and an old broodie, so he learns proper horse behavior from them.
I'm puzzled as to why your vet hasn't tried to suggest ways to get the mare lactating again, but he's right; the foal will be fine. Usually mares will only dry up early if their diet is poor.
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Last edited by Speed Racer; 07-20-2012 at 07:19 AM.