Multivitamin and prebiotic syrup to support foal development and digestive healthView Product
The broodmare can provide all the foal’s nutritional requirements for growth, development and immune protection up to three months of life. Getting everything right for the mare and foal can be challenging; how this period from birth through to weaning is managed can significantly impact the future performance and health of the young horse read more.
First and foremost, it’s important to ensure that the newborn foal receives good quality colostrum which will provide the foal with a vital source of antibodies, necessary for initial protection from disease. Thereafter the main source of nutrition for the nursing foal is mare’s milk. Read more about the importance of colostrum
In the first few weeks of life the foal is hugely reliant upon the mare for all its nutritional requirements and in an ideal world the mare will be able to meet these and your foal will thrive. Situations can occur where there is a need to step in and supplement the young foal, for example, foals that fail to thrive or those that have had post-foaling complications.
Foran Equine Friska Foal is a palatable multi-vitamin and prebiotic syrup specifically designed to support foal development and gut health. Foran Equine Friska Foal contains:
Introducing the foal to a suitable creep ration from as early as 2 weeks is recommended. Connolly’s RED MILLS Foal Pellet provides a supply of extra protein, energy, vitamins and minerals to support growth and development. They are ideal for ill thrifty foals including those that have been orphaned or are not receiving sufficient milk.
For more information on feeding the newborn foal please contact us and ask our experts.