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        01-30-2012, 08:41 PM
    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    I haven't witnessed a mare do this, but I have seen many a cow and first year heifer try to kill their own calf....
    Horses can do this also, common in maiden mares especially with a difficult birth, some mares have to be restrained for the foal to nurse.
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        01-30-2012, 08:44 PM
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    Glad you were there! Hope all goes well when she foals. Fingers crossed!
        01-30-2012, 08:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by snowynkate    
    They were not in a small enclosure at all , I asked the vet and he said it's not uncommon behaviour for an alpha mare to sometimes feel threatened and sometimes will try hurt the foal at first until she is used to him.
    I'm not taking the risk again now I know and will be keeping a super close eye on her when she does have her own foal soon
    Very wise decision - I wouldn't hesitate to do the same. Congratulations, by the way, now that that's over, and do share some photos when you can! :)

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