Update on Miss Chapin's neighbor Beer Baroness
Miss ChapinFebruary 11th, 2021
Has anyone noticed that Miss Chapin has a couple new neighbors as of last night? On Tuesday night at 6:01PM Beer Baroness gave birth to a dark bay or brown filly by Arrogate! The filly was born happy and healthy!
In the past, Beer Baroness has lost quality body condition post foaling, so the decision was made to bring in a nurse mare for the Arrogate filly. The nurse mare's name is Betty's Wish. Betty's Wish is a thoroughbred and a stakes winning mare who won over $200,000 on the racetrack during her career! She is owned by our very own Dr. Snyder! To stimulate milk production, Betty was given an oral paste called domperidone (not to be confused with Dom Perignon). She was also given Prostin to help simulate foaling. When Prostin is paired with the domperidone, it helps with acceptance of the new foal.
The Arrogate filly nursed the colostrum from Beer Baroness and then 18 hours post foaling, was introduced to Betty's Wish. As you can see from the live feed, Betty is behind a nurse mare gate. In the middle of that gate is a board that can be put up or taken down depending on when we want the foal to nurse. She will be behind this gate for 24-48 hours and once the foal starts nickering and Betty responds, then we are usually good to introduce the two and let them roam freely in the stall. This acceptance process is to be expected as the two get to know each other. You will find we are will be in the stall quite frequently to make sure both Betty’s Wish and baby are doing well. Because horses have a ligament in their hips that allows them to bear weight on their skeletal system, Betty’s Wish can sleep standing up behind the nurse mare gate.
Beer Baroness is doing great and is in the company of her friends! Her owner drove in the freezing rain from Cincinnati to meet the new baby and to check in on Beer Baroness. There is no shortage of carrots here on the farm so we will make sure they all get a sweet treat before bed tonight!