Twin foals born year after mother's death (PS IM USING THESE PICS)

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Twin foals born year after mother's death (PS IM USING THESE PICS)

Post  Admin on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:25 am

Twin foals are rare enough, but what if they're born to two mares? Even more remarkably, the twin's mother died nearly a year before.

Veterinarians at Colorado State University witnessed the birth of the healthy twins four days apart late in April.

The foals' biological mother, Tuesday, was fatally injured in tornados that ripped through Windsor, Colorado, on May 22 last year. Quick thinking and teamwork at the university's Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Equine Reproduction Laboratory allowed veterinarians to harvest her ovaries before she had to be humanely euthanised.

The products of a state-of-the-art assisted reproduction technique the two foals were born to two surrogate mothers at the university.

One surrogate mare, named Katie, gave birth to the first foal on April 25. Her foal is a buckskin colt who looks remarkably like his biological mother, Tuesday. The second mare to foal, named Friday in honour of Tuesday, gave birth on April 29 to a cremello-colored colt.

Tuesday's family, the Mears, who own a small ranch in Lucerne, Colorado, are enjoying Tuesday's legacy again through the twins, who arrived home at the ranch in early May.

The healthy pair will receive their barn names at the end of May. The Mears are accepting suggestions for their names from the public through a local contest.


Colt and his surrogate mom Katie:


The other colt and his surrogate mom Friday:


THE ACTUAL MOTHER TUESDAY


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Post  Fearless on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:32 am

Thats amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool!!!!

I found this story on the site where the link took me, 77 starved arabs were seized from a property i texas


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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:33 am

I was going to post that but was too sad about it its disgusting
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Post  Fearless on Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:34 am

It really is. I dont know how people can live with themselves when they do that. I'm surprised the last one is alive, much less standing on its own feet
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