Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nutritional Considerations for Foals at Weaning

This year's early foals may already be weaned, and it's the time most will be soon. An article published on the Kentucky Equine Research website in June addresses some of the nutritional issues involved in weaning. 

It has been acknowledged fairly recently that weaning can be seriously stressful for youngsters, and that this can lead to gastric ulcers. In the weaning process, most also experience a significant change in diet, where "milk becomes completely absent." Feed and nutrition are therefore of key importance to a weanling's health at this critical time. This KER article discusses several management strategies to help minimize the stress of weaning.

Read the full article on the KER website:
Nutritional Considerations for Foals at Weaning

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