Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Mustang mare, Ellie, we picked up from Animal Control, is pregnant. It will be waiting game to see when she will foal because we really can't examine her. She can hardly be touched, though we are making some progress. We have test strips that will tell within 18 hours of foaling but you need to have some milk from the mare to test it.

We don't need a vet injured, or anyone else in danger so we are just waiting. I know there are safe drugs that can be used to sedate a pregnant mare but she is a Mustang. She is one step out of the Wild. They just do not work against the strong survival instinct of nature.

We will continue to treat her kind, win her trust and see how far we can get becoming her good human friend. If anyone has any ideas, please let us know.

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