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Foal Cam provides unique view of broodmare & baby

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My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 pm on , March 29, 2014, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. While foals are born every day, what makes this birth unique is that people were able to watch the whole process live, via New Bolton's "Foal Cam."

My Special Girl is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred that was donated to New Bolton Center. Her grey foal weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail at birth.

Beginning today, the public will help decide the colt’s name at www.vet.upenn.edu/foalcam. Voters can choose from eight proposed names during the week-long contest.

The live feed from My Special Girl’s stall in New Bolton Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is available at www.vet.upenn.edu/foalcam. Since it was first used on Feb. 26, more than 133,000 people in 112 countries have tuned in to monitor the mare, the birth, and the new foal.

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