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Twin Horses Beat The Odds

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Two six-day-old babies beat the odds in Harrah, Oklahoma and we're not talking about humans babies. We're talking twin horses!

 "It's just so cool. I mean you just kinda go, really there's two," says the horse's owner, Terry Leach.

Terry Leach feels like shouting her excitement to the world.

She continues, "I know I've got baby girls, I've got grand babies."

She says there's nothing better than watching young horses test out their legs and explore their new world.

"So this is the first time they've ever been outside. They're playing and having a good time, says Leach.

Seeing baby horses playing isn't new to Leach. But seeing healthy twin horses is something she'll probably never see again.

"One in 10,000 horses will have twins and only about 20% of those will survive. Even one of the pair of twins.  It's very unusual for horses to have twins," explains Dr. Mike Steward of Shawnee Animal Hospital.

Dr. Mike steward treated the horses 24 hours a day for five days after they were born and it wasn't easy. They needed blood transfusions and wouldn't eat.

He says, "we had to tube the babies with milk every 4 hours for the first 3-4 days."

Dr. Steward says he was determined to make sure the twins survived.

He wanted these special girls to be the rare ones that actually made it.

"It's very rare that they even live more than a couple of hours. I mean they're 6 days old, "says Leach.

Dr. Steward says it is a miracle. "To see them play and buck and love life. So it makes it all worthwhile."

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