On February 26 at 2:23AM, Miss Chapin gave birth to a lovely Oscar Performance colt weighing in at 110lbs! This spunky little guy is doing great and will have the feeding tube removed as soon as the farm is confident that Miss Chapin is producing enough milk to sustain our new guy.
Miss Chapin was Neonatal Isoerthrolysis (NI) positive which means that we needed to muzzle and tube feed her colt until the Jaundice Foal Agglutination (JFA) test comes back at a desirable level or the foal’s gut closes. This usually happens within 36-48 hours. Attached is an article written by Mill Ridge's very own Dr. Jackie Snyder that gives a more in depth description of Neonatal Isoerthrolysis. Stay tuned for more foal updates as mom and baby begin to venture outside!