Calf Released Day 6, Donkey Disciplined

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Today was day six of baby Madeline’s new life. The first two days were not easy for her. She showed no interest in nursing. Her tongue and palate seemed to keep her from sucking milk from her mother. I’ve heard of mothers rejecting their calves, but Madeline seemed to reject her mother. Between us hand-feeding and esophageal tube feeding her. And then locking her in a confined area to bond with her mother for four days, things are looking much better.

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