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    Default Weanling nursing off of turnout buddy

    Oh what a week it has been...

    So... On top of the dog with colitis and the dislocated hip, we discovered tonight that my weanling has convinced her turn out buddy, a 24 year old mare, who hasn't had a baby in 12 years, and who refused to let her OWN babies nurse, (They had to be pulled off and put on nurse mares) to start lactating so that she could. And yes it's "real" milk. We checked.

    Well, I guess we know why she's so freaking FAT now. ARGH!!!

    Please tell me this has happened to someone else...
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....



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    Oh, no!! I had to laugh, even though it's not funny- sorry. It was suggested to me that my weanling's turn-out buddy be a gelding, for precisely that reason! Do you have any other choices for baby buddies?



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    oh yes. From now on she's going out with the old white arabian gelding. If she can make HIM lactate...
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....



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    Quote Originally Posted by propspony View Post
    oh yes. From now on she's going out with the old white arabian gelding. If she can make HIM lactate...
    I warn you- she may TRY!
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    Not so odd at all- When our mother cat had to be hospitalized shortly after giving birth to a litter of kittens, while we were at the vet our female spayed, never a mother, Collie dog crawled into the closet to comfort the crying kittens.
    Next thing we noticed the kittens were nursing and milk came in and the rest is history. That dog nursed and reared those kittens til we weaned them and found homes for them.



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    Maria... ok you *definitely* win! ROFL!!! I hope you got pictures.
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    WOW that is crazy about the kittens

    So cool
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    Many male mammals can lactate...including humans males.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sempiternal View Post
    Many male mammals can lactate...including humans males.
    Yes... falls under the strange but true category... BUT... might be kind of difficult in this case as Vegas is a little lacking in the nipple department. lol.
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    well I just had someone contact me asking for advice on a weanling doing the same thing but it WAS a gelding she was trying to nurse off of and it was his Shoulder! LOL

    Another friend I know has their 2 year old nursing off the other mares in the pasture and one was producing milk for this filly too.

    this is what i told the first folks I mentioned above. Put her in a stall for a few days, it won't hurt her, and if you can put her then in a small pen, like a small round pen. Break the cycle. If she continues, for a few hours a day, put a muzzle on her.



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