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Learn All About Horses
August 15, 2002

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 Learn All About Horses Newsletter . Learn All About Horses 
August 15, 2002 
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News From the Horse Barn!

Welcome back to Learn All About Horses. Sorry I am late with this edition. Life sometimes interferes with our best plans.

Shade, my Palomino colt, is four months old. Sometime within the next two months, he will be weaned from his mother. Weaning foals properly is important for the well- being of both mare and foal. This edition features an article that addresses major weaning issues. I hope you find it informative and useful.

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  • Favorite Horses--Tarpan Horses
  • Featured Website---OSU Breeds of Horses
  • Weaning Time
  • Advertisement--The MOM Team

  • Featured Website---OSU Breeds of Horses
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    The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University sponsors a Breeds of Livestock website that is chock full of information on different breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry.

    I have found this website to be very informative and extremely useful in research and for satifying my insatiable curiosity. I am postive you will find it equally helpful and enjoyable.

    OSU Breeds of Horses Resource Page

    Weaning Time
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    This article on weaning is also provided by Oklahoma State University and written by David W. Freeman, Equine Extension Specialist and Steven H. Slusher, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Click the link for the complete article.

    For horses, management of the weaning process should promote the safety and well-being of the mare and healthy growth of the foal. Stress during the weaning process can increase the incidence of injury to the mare and can negatively influence reproduction.

    Unless properly managed, weaning stress can increase the incidence of injury, disease, and irreversible growth disorders in the foal.

    Managment considerations that must be considered before, during and after weaning include stress reduction, creep feeding preweaning nutrition, overall health of the foal, age of the foal, methods of weaning, and the welfare of the mare at weaning time.

    Weaning Management Practices for Foals

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    Favorite Horses--Tarpan Horses
    This photograph of Tarpan horses was contributed by Vanessa R., to whom we offer our thanks. She writes: After visiting England in May this year, I was in place called Suffolk, ..North East of England on the coast

    These horses I saw on a nature reserve in Minsmere, Suffolk. They are beautiful, wild and majestic. Despite being untamed, you can see the characteristics coming through. Especially, the one nibbling on the fence and the filly playing in the background.

    Since receiving this picture from Vanessa, I have learned that the modern Tarpan horse is a genetic recreation of the original wild Tarpan horse that died out in the late 1800's.

    To read more about this facinating breed and its reincarnation click the Tarpan Horse connection below. At the Oklahoma State Univerisity Breeds of Horses website, click T, then Tarpan.

    Tarpan Horses

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