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Welcome to the Foal Patrol! Here you will find content from all of our mares in one place. Please check back regularly for the latest updates!

21 Miss Always Ready & Beauty

Miss Always Ready
April 16th, 2021

21 Miss Always Ready and Beauty are doing well as a bonded mare and foal pair. Miss Always Ready is recovering well from her surgery but will need to spend at least the next 30 days on stall rest. For a complete update, watch the video below from Chris Baker at Three Chimneys Farm.

Large colon torsion

Miss Always Ready
April 15th, 2021

Large colon torsion is the most common type of colic in foaling mares. The torsion occurs because after giving birth, the mare's abdominal cavity is missing about 150 lbs of foal, placenta, and amniotic fluid. The abdominal cavity, for both horses and humans, is the largest hollow space of the body. It will take days or weeks for the mare's abdominal muscles to return to normal position. During that period, the overall space within her abdominal cavity, which holds her intestines, particularly the large colon, has a lot more room to move around, resulting in an opportunity to twist. The good news is that quick surgical intervention can correct the twist, the blood supply can be re-established, and the mare can be back to good health in 30-60 days.

For more information on large colon torsion in horses check out these sources:

https://www.rossdales.com/assets/files/Colic-and-colon-torsion-in-the-mare.pdf

https://www.vetfolio.com/learn/article/making-sense-of-large-colon-displacements-in-horses 

Miss Always Ready - colic

Miss Always Ready
April 15th, 2021

Miss Always Ready colicked last night about 24 hours after delivering her Palace Malice filly. She received surgery at Rood and Riddle and recovered well last night. 21 Miss Always Ready filly is currently with a nursemare named Beauty. They are doing very well together and have bonded. Watch the video below from Chris Baker for more information.

Miss Always Ready Delivers!

Miss Always Ready
April 14th, 2021

Miss Always Ready delivered a healthy Palace Malice filly last night at Three Chimneys Farm. Both mare and foal are healthy in every way! Watch the delivery video below narrated by Chris Baker.

Miss Always Ready is getting closer and closer!

Miss Always Ready
April 13th, 2021

Miss Always Ready is getting closer to foaling! Chris Baker at Three Chimneys is hopeful she will deliver by the end of the week. Watch a video update from the farm below.