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The live camera feeds will be available according to each of the horses' daily schedules, listed below their overview. Live footage will extend as the mares get closer to their expected foaling date.

It's a Colt!

Miss Chapin

Royal Academy - Society Dream, By Akarad

Mrs. Jerry Amerman

Owner

Oscar Performance

Bred To

02/26/2021 at 2:23 AM

Foaling Date

Mill Ridge

Farm

Update on Miss Chapin's neighbor Beer Baroness

Miss Chapin
February 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!

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Miss Chapin
March 1st, 2021

Miss Chapin and her Oscar Performance colt are happy and healthy at Mill Ridge Farm! Farm staff determined Miss Chapin was producing enough milk to sustain this growing little guy, so his feeding tube has been removed. Here he is enjoying the paddock with mom.

Miss Chapin's birth video

Miss Chapin
March 1st, 2021

Hi Foal Patrol fans,

We apologize, Miss Chapin's birth video is not available at this time due to technical issues. We are working to correct the problem and will provide an update when we have more information. Thank you for your patience!

Miss Chapin is NI Positive

Miss Chapin
February 26th, 2021

On February 26 at 2:23AM, Miss Chapin gave birth to a lovely Oscar Performance colt weighing in at 110lbs! This spunky little guy is doing great and will have the feeding tube removed as soon as the farm is confident that Miss Chapin is producing enough milk to sustain our new guy.

Miss Chapin was Neonatal Isoerthrolysis (NI) positive which means that we needed to muzzle and tube feed her colt until the Jaundice Foal Agglutination (JFA) test comes back at a desirable level or the foal’s gut closes. This usually happens within 36-48 hours. Attached is an article written by Mill Ridge's very own Dr. Jackie Snyder that gives a more in depth description of Neonatal Isoerthrolysis. Stay tuned for more foal updates as mom and baby begin to venture outside!

https://www.hagyard.com/nenoatal-isoerythrolysis

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