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Yes, a horse can have twins. It is rare, and dangerous for both the mare and the foals. A mare pregnant with twins will usually abort both fetuses at about five to eight months. very rarely but if it does happen 1 of the foals most likely will die also there is only a one in 10000 chance that there will be twins :-))

Added: in most cases a vet will recommend to abort one of the twins to save the life of the other. Occasionally equine twins are born without issues, but it is very rare. Both foals can be healthy at birth, and that's common when a mare has twins.

If a mare is fed too much while in foal with twins the foals will grow too big and she will lose them and/or die Also if both are born healthy one will have to be bottle fed as the mare doesn't have enough milk for both.

It can also occur mare has triples, but it happened only few times (no more then 5) in the world. None of them ended good. ^^

2009-09-01 13:08:00
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