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    04-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Glad something is being done. This really peeved me off this morning!
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    04-04-2013, 12:58 PM
I am also disgusted that the article was reported as a "twin" story and not an abuse story.
I don't breed, mostly bc I learned it wasn't easy from my original Vet. He kept ~40 SB broodmares and told me that some breeders feed as much as 20 lbs of grain/day to broodmare in their last months. I KNOW that they need the extra calories. THIS mare looks like she's been scrounging on scrub grass. I had to comment and post to FB. She looks like she's at death's door.
There is enough shame to go around. =/
    04-04-2013, 12:59 PM
My 21 year old mare with her colt last year.

OLD doesn't mean emaciated!
    04-04-2013, 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by Corporal    
I am also disgusted that the article was reported as a "twin" story and not an abuse story.
This had to be a case of the reporter not being an animal person and buying the explanation of her being old, carrying twins, and just birthing.

The good news is, the ignorance of the reporter brought the case to the news and something is being done about it.
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    04-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Green Broke
Update I was given is that State Ag Vet is going to be involved BUT that due to condition of mare, they are not going to be able to move her?


Leave her there and let her get worse is what they will be doing.
    04-04-2013, 02:26 PM
Well, I can't judge their intentions, but hopefully they will be supervising .. at the VERY least .. maybe even managing her care.

What state was this in?

Ah, yes ... Georgia.
    04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Green Broke
I heard that food has been donated and she was going to be seeing an equine nutritionist today/soon?
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    04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
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Evidently, she was too weak to get on the trailer. I agree that it is best to treat her there, as long as the owner and local BO is told HANDS OFF!!

So sad.....
    04-04-2013, 02:41 PM
I'm glad the story got the attention that it did.. the mare and babies deserve better, for sure.
    04-04-2013, 04:52 PM
I want to slap that AC Officer upside the head. Anyone else?

How old and giving birth means instant emanciation, I do not know. Remember they advertised that horse that was over 40 years old? Did he look like that?

NO! Then why should she? Cause she gave birth? Hell, more the reason the stuff her full of food so she makes good milk.

Makes me sick.

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