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Horse gives birth to twin girls

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 00:50

April 12 - Horse owners in Oklahoma celebrate the birth of extremely rare twins, but worry about the health risks. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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A horse named Dolly frolics in the grass with her twin daughters, just six days old. Twins are extremely rare for horses - only a one in ten thousand chance. Their owner Terry Leach is thrilled - but a little nervous. SOUNDBITE (English) HORSE OWNER, TERRY LEACH, SAYING: "I was happy. I was scared. I was like, are they okay? She said right now they're fine, but they had the vet on the way to make sure everything was okay. Look at you, look at you!" Twin horses usually have health problems, and only twenty percent survive. SOUNDBITE (English) HORSE OWNER, TERRY LEACH, SAYING: "As soon as we know they're gonna be okay and strong, then they will get out in the pasture and just, you know, be babies." Terry and her husband Jerry are hoping for the best. They have named the horses "Honor This" and "Honor That".

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Horse gives birth to twin girls

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 00:50