When horses are born, their hooves are covered in a rubbery layer called a deciduous hoof capsule. This capsule covers the sharp edges of the foal’s untried hooves, protecting both the foal and its mother from injury during birth. The capsules fall off soon after birth. honesttopaws.com/newborn-…
A 42,000 year old foal was found entombed and in great condition in permafrost. It is "the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever found in the world,” according to Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk. archaeology-world.com/420…
"Lethal White" syndrome is an autosomal genetic disorder that is most common in American Paint Horses where foals are born all white with blue eyes and appear to be normal but internally they have a non functioning colon which results in a very painful death after only a few days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
An unborn horse has a rubbery covering over its hooves to protect its mother from being harmed during gestation and birth. They fall off almost immediately as the foal tries to stand. canyouactually.com/this-i…
Some Akhal-Teke horses are born totally hairless, a syndrome called Naked Foal Syndrome. The syndrome only affects this breed and the foals die before three years of age, and usually within weeks. horsetalk.co.nz/2017/06/0…
The stud fee for 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, is $200,000 per foal. He has done so over 100 times, generating over $20,000,000 in revenue. money.cnn.com/2016/05/06/…
Loki once talked the Gods into making a bad bet with a Giant which would have lost them the sun, the moon, and the goddess Freyja. Ordered to put it right, he took the form of a mare, seduced the Giant's stallion, sabotaging the bet. Loki later gave birth to a gray foal with eight legs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lok…
Mules (donkey/horse hybrids) are sterile. 2 instances of mules foaling have been confirmed by DNA testing which showed the mule passed on ONLY her horse genes. This means she'll foal a mule if a donkey breeds her or a horse if a stallion breeds her, and should be genetically impossible. denverpost.com/2007/07/25…
Mules CAN have babies. "It's an event so rare that the Romans had a saying, 'when a mule foals' β€” the equivalent of 'when hell freezes over.' " denverpost.com/popular/ci…
In 1994 a mule gave birth to a foal, which was previously thought genetically impossible due to the odd number of chromosomes denverpost.com/news/ci_64…
To get a Foster Mare to accept a new orphan they cover the foal in the skin of the foster Mares old foal independent.ie/business/f…
Today I learned an ancient phrase; "cum mula peperit" -- it means, "When a mule foals". Romans used it like we use "When Hell freezes over." messybeast.com/genetics/h…
Modern horse breeding is leading to foals with such long legs that they can't eat without kneeling. youtube.com/watch?v=sENtu…
Thoroughbred horses in the northern hemisphere are assigned a birthday of Jan 1st. It's advantageous to impregnate a mare in February so that they can have a foal in January. In the southern hemisphere it's August 1st. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Newborn horses (Foals) can stand up and nurse within the first hour after birth, can trot and canter within hours, and most can gallop by the next day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foa…
For a Thoroughbred foal to be registered in the Jockey Club it must have been bred via live cover, not artificial insemination horseinfo.com/info/faqs/f…
Stephen Fry once mocked a fellow student who wanted to go into space. That student was future astronaut Michael Foale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
One of the top polo clubs in the world use cloned horses for its matches. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
If you see a fawn alone it's very unlikely it has been abandoned, its mother is likely nearby. berkeleyind.com/news/don-…
Today is the birthday of every race horse in the world. theequinest.com/10-horse-…
Everything from the 'knee' downwards on a horse is the equivalent of anything from the wrist downwards on a human. The entire hoof is one fingernail that they walk around on. thehorse.com/articles/221…
That horses originated in North America, went extinct, then were re-introduced..... irishhorsesociety.com/hor…
A new male mice, with a different scent, will cause females who are pregnant, to spontaneously fail to implant recently fertilized eggs. This does not require contact; it is mediated by scent alone. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…

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