Managing and Feeding the Orphaned or Rejected Foal

January 08, 2016

Posted by Don Kapper in Nutrition

Managing and Feeding the Orphaned Foal - Shep Laying Down Each foaling season, a number of foals are orphaned, rejected, or the mares have no milk (agilactic). Don Kapper, formerly of Progressive Nutrition, has provided the following article with suggestions on how they recommend dealing with such situations. According to Mr. Kapper and Progressive Nutrition, the following is a highly successful program for raising these foals that has been implemented at several universities, veterinary neonatal hospitals and on many horse farms. Their research has shown that foals raised on this program will grow and mature the same as non-orphans and will attain their normal size.

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