His Horse Was Pregnant, But He Didn’t Expect This To Happen…

Horses are one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Strong, majestic and full of character. Watching horses striding in action is something special. Coming across a rare looking horse is also pretty special.

It turns out one of the most rarest form of horses, are twins! They are not common with horses, with a one in 10,000 chance as opposed to a 34 in 1,000 birth twin statistic with humans. Unfortunately, many twin horses don’t make it past birth. It’s actually a 1 in 15,000 chance that they will make it two weeks. Mocah and Cappuccino from Corvallis, Oregon bucked that trend in 2014. They were indeed a surprise, and did have several health issues. Since it was a surprise, the owners gave the twins to the Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, so aspiring vets could study and learn from them.

Dr. John Schlipf is a professor at the college. He was blown away by the twins. He said: “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and this is only the second set of live twins I’ve seen … A little miracle like that makes your day.”

Students are able to get this rare experience working with Mocha and Cappuccino. Students Carrie Casita and Emily Ansler said the following: “It’s been pretty amazing seeing something that, basically, we were told in class we would never see, and seeing them survive and do well.”


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