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Q: What age should a donkey foal wean?

December 5, 2008 | By Angie | 2 answers | Expired: 1947 days ago

Angie

What age should a donkey foal wean? We have a beautiful little jenny and I wonderful if anyone has experienced the weaning process with a donkey? Is it the same as with equines?

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Dec 05, 2008

It is the same as an equine. A 4-H member in my club in Ohio had the same situation. Most foals begin to wean around 4 months. As soon as they are eating solid food, grass, hay etc. the mare will start to stop producing milk and you will see her begin to get touchy with the jenny when she tries to suckle. If you only have the two, it will not be an easy task to separate them. Another thing you can do in the weaning, in put a grazing muzzle on the jenny, and she will not be able to suckle. It will become too much of a hassle for her, and mom, and this can hurry up the process. Make sure both animals get their vacs and be sure to protect against Equine Encephilitis and RABIES! Hope this helped a little.

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Julie
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Dec 05, 2008

It should be the same as with equines. Have you called your vet to get her up to date on her shots? She will need to have vaccinations so she will not succumb to disease. She will need a Rabies vaccine as well. The vet can then give you a good feeding program to follow, so she can stay happy and healthy. Good luck, and upload pics of the jenny! I would love to see her!

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