Birth of live triplets in a mare

A. D J Hodder, C. P. Coyne, John E Madigan

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An 11-year-old American Buckskin mare gave birth to live triplets unattended at approximately 300 days gestation. All foals were small and dysmature, requiring intensive care. The smallest foal died 4 days after admission, the second was subjected to euthanasia 24 days after admission due to poor healing of a third metatarsal fracture. The remaining foal survived to discharge and was considered small but otherwise normal at age one year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Foals
  • Horse
  • Mare
  • Pregnancy
  • Triplets
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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