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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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feeding a rejected foal

My mare just had a little filly two days ago and she did not have any milk in her and she rejected the baby. I am feeding her goats milk and i need to know how much do i give her. I feed her every hour to every 2 hours

Where are you from? Amelia, VA

How did you locate this forum? search engine

Re: feeding a rejected foal

Hello Julie,

You will need to feed the foal 1 ounce of milk per 10 pounds of body weight, every hour. So, for a 100 lb foal, that would be 10 ounces per hour. I am assuming that you were able to either get colostrum from a reliable source or your vet has been able to administer an antibody transfusion.

I hope all goes well.

Dr. Getty