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Making milk for 'udders'

Dam Shirley welcomes her foal into the world.
Dam Shirley welcomes her foal into the world. Kirsty Kruger

DAMS Lenneke and Shirley of Lyndhurst Stud are two heavy horses with big roles to play - they are foster mares.

Kirsty Kruger from Lyndhurst Stud said Lenneke and Shirley played mum to more than just their own offspring.

"We get them in foal each year so they have a foal and are lactating," Mrs Kruger said.

"We then use them if one of our thoroughbred mares passes away or has an issue with feeding their own foal."

She said the mares usually took the orphan foal under their wing in a matter of days, if not straight away.

"The clydesdale/percheron mares produce a lot of milk, therefore can often take two foals if needed," Mrs Kruger said.

She said the breeds had a gentle and accepting nature, which was perfect for the role of a foster parent.

Mrs Kruger said Lyndhurst Stud could also assist other farms if they had an orphan foal. "If we have a spare foster mare at the time we may be able to help them also," she said.

Contact the stud on 4661 1588 for more information.

If you've got some baby animals coming into the world as we approach spring, snap a cute photo and send it in to edit@warwickdailynews.com.au.

Topics:  foster, horses




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