Milk supplement

I have a friend who will be receiving a one month old foal that the previous owner does not want to keep. The owner is keeping the mare and want to get rid of the baby. The guy is a ...I have a friend who will be receiving a one month old foal that the previous owner does not want to keep. The owner is keeping the mare and want to get rid of the baby. The guy is a ...

Story originally posted by: Michael Lowder, DVM, MS Univ. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:

Hello. I have a friend who will be receiving a one month old foal that the previous owner does not want to keep. The owner is keeping the mare and want to get rid of the baby. The guy is a real jerk so my friend said she would take the baby. Can you give me any suggestions on what is the best milk supplement for the foal? Thanks any help would be great.

Michelle Dobbels, (SCARE)

Michelle,

Have the owner wait until at foal is about 6 weeks old and he should be eating grain by then. If you do use a milk supplement get one with a high fat content.

Thanks, Dr. Lowder

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