2008 Foals For Sale
2008 Foals For Sale
To see pictures of the foals with the mares and to see the mare pedigree please refer to the Quarter Horses Colts and the Paint Horse Colts pages. All the foals this year were sired by Goji the quarter horse stud. Rocky the Quarter horse stallion has been gelded. Both Rocky and Cannon are for sale.
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Tessy filly born April 29, 2008 Sold
Rozy filly born May 2 2008 Sold
Lena born May 12 2008 Sold
Chyanne filly born May 13 2008 Sold
Cruiser stud born May 22 2008 Sold
Update 2008 foal pictures All the foals have been sold
Rye stud born May 2, 2007 Sold
Delta filly born May 5, 2007 Sold
Foxie filly born June 6, 2007 Sold
Kit filly born May 26, 2007 Sold
Okie stud born May 14, 2007 Sold
Things I have read
Foals are born without any antibodies to protect them from infection, it is vitally important that they receive high-quality colostrum.
Colostrum is full of immunoglobulins which is essential for a newborn foal. Most foals will nurse for two or three minutes, four or five times an hour. A mare can produce colostrum for up to 12-24 hours after birth then produces milk. Colostrum is rich in sugar and antibodies. Foals acquire the majority of their antibodies, which the body uses to fight off infection, passively through ingestion of colostrum. The foal isn't born with antibodies derived from the dam's bloodstream, as is the case with humans. The foal, while in the uterus, has a bloodstream that is separated from the dam's bloodstream by the placenta, which in the horse has six layers. These layers do not allow particles as large as immunoglobulins to cross. A foal's intestinal tract is at birth, this means that it readily absorbs large molecules from the gut into the blood stream. Once a foal nurses and the gut is exposed to colostrum or milk it rapidly closes and will no longer absorb any large molecules. It is best that the foal receives colostrum within the first 6 to 8 hours after birth. The immunoglobulins within the colostrum only can be absorbed by the foal's gastrointestinal tract during a small window of time. You need to call your vet if the foal goes longer then 12 hours without getting any colostrum. After that the foal's intestinal tract cannot absorb the larger immunoglobulin molecules. After about eight hours the newborns capability declines steadily to zero. Foals that do not drink anything for many hours after birth but are exposed to manure, dirt, mud and other unclean environments may ingest bacteria into the mouth and therefore their gut. Once in the gut the bacteria may be absorbed into the blood stream. This predisposes the foal to systemic infections (septicemia) that can be life threatening. Please contact your vet if your mare has leaked milk extensively prior to delivery. Extensive leaking will give your mare poor quality colostrum. Your vet can run a test to make sure the foal got the right amount. A healthy foal should stand and nurse before 1-3 hours after birth.
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