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Welcome to Foal Patrol Season 5! Check in here for our latest mare and foal updates and season announcements.

Baby Bunny update

Spanish Bunny
June 8th, 2022

In follow up to some of your questions, Spanish Bunny has a small umbilical hernia. A small percentage of foals have umbilical hernias that can range in size.

Spanish Bunny 22's umbilical hernia will be addressed by banding, a straightforward process, commonly performed by equine veterinarians for small umbilical hernias. This process involves making sure the intestines are pushed back into the abdomen and then putting several tight rubber bands around the loose skin outside of the hernia. The banding causes the loose skin to die off and heal and the gut wall to heal and close. 

Baby Bunny is quickly approaching 4 months old. He is getting big and doing well with his mom and pasture buddies at Gainesway. 

Foal Patrol thanks Dr. Luke Fallon and Dr. Jeremy Shaba of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for assisting with a summary of the banding process. 

5/29 Reminder

Spanish Bunny
May 28th, 2022

We wanted to remind you that tomorrow is the last day of live camera feed for Spanish Bunny and Baby Bunny. Even though the live feed is rolling off at Gainesway Farm for the season, check in here often between now and the season's end on June 30th for mom and colt updates. 

Spanish Bunny Episode 10 - On Foal Patrol

Spanish Bunny
May 27th, 2022

In our newest installment featuring Spanish Bunny and her Uncle Mo colt, we ask Gainesway Farm's Amy Slugantz, "What has it been like being on Foal Patrol this season?" Enjoy!

Live feed ends this weekend

Spanish Bunny
May 24th, 2022

This is just a reminder that the last day of live camera feed for Spanish Bunny and her Uncle Mo colt will be Sunday, May 29th, so be sure to tune in to the pair this week.

Their turnout schedule is still in flux from day to day, but we will continue to provide updates on Spanish Bunny and Baby Bunny through the season's end in June. Check in with us often!   

Last day of live camera feed - 5/29

Spanish Bunny
May 18th, 2022

The last day of live camera feed for Spanish Bunny and her Uncle Mo colt will be Sunday, May 29th. 

The pair are doing well at Gainesway. As you can see, Baby Bunny and Money Huntress 22, best pasture buddies, still love an occasional stare-off.  

After Gainesway's live camera feed ends on May 29, we will continue to provide updates on Spanish Bunny and Baby Bunny through June. So check in often on "Recent Updates."