Mare's Milk Replacer is a complete milk substitute formulated for the orphan or rejected foal or for those foals who are, for whatever reason, not receiving sufficient milk from their dams. It contains the highest quality milk proteins, vitamins and minerals necessary for optimum growth. Being formulated to be mixed with cool tap water, MareÕs Milk Replacer is best fed from a bucket with the foal allowed access 24 hours a day. This allows the foal to drink as often as if the mare was present so that there is a natural, even flow of milk through the digestive system. When made up, Mare's Milk Replacer has a tart taste which discourages the foal from drinking too much milk at any one time. It is also slightly acidic (pH5.3 + .01) to help maintain the normal pH level in the foalÕs digestive system and to aid in the preservation of the milk after mixing with water. All these factors result in the foal being fed as naturally as possible with fewer digestive upsets, improved milk digestibility and progressive growth, with the added advantage of not having to hand feed the foal every few hours.
KEY FEATURES Optimum nutrition, free choice access, supports even growth AGE RANGE Birth to 3 months
KEY INGREDIENTS Quality milk proteins, chelated Bioplex minerals
GM STATUS Non-GM PACK SIZE 6Kg, 20kg
NUTRIENT SPECIFICATIONPROTEIN 21% OIL 14% FIBRE 0.05% ASH 9.5% COPPER 25mg/kg ZINC 140mg/kg SELENIUM 0.3mg/kg CALCIUM 1% PHOSPHORUS P 0.65% VITAMIN A 20,000IU/kg VITAMIN D3 2,000IU/kg VITAMIN E 310IU/kg
Full Fat Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Powder Low in Sugar, Whey Protein Concentrate, Full Fat Whey, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins and Minerals, Citric Acid, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine
FEEDING ADVICE In the case of orphan and rejected foals, it is vital to ensure they receive colostrum within the first 24 hours of life after which the foal can be introduced to Mare's Milk Replacer. Initially Mare's Milk Replacer may be fed slightly warm and from a bottle to encourage consumption. Although a foal cannot be expected to drink from a bucket within the first 1 to 3 hours of separation from the dam, there is no need to continue bottle feeding and the foal can soon be easily taught to drink from a bucket.
The Bailey’s horse feed company are based in Essex and have been producing top quality horse feed and forage for over thirty years. All of their employees are ‘horse people’ and love working with horses and developing products to further enhance key aspects of equestrian health. As a company, they are at the cutting edge of equestrian nutrition, carefully examining the latest scientific research, in order to ensure their products are formulated with the latest ingredients shown to be of benefit. Moreover, they have partnered with an equestrian nutrition company based in Iowa in the USA. This gives them further access to the latest developments.
Amongst the top feed brands, Bailey’s are certainly up there with the best. They use ingredients which have been scientifically shown to be beneficial to horses and they also source as many of these ingredients locally too as this ensures traceability, quality and freshness. They then use the latest technological machinery to process and pack their products, which ensures that all the nutrients are locked in and are as fresh as possible when you purchase them. This attention to detail means that their manufacturing plant is accredited by the (UFAS), which means that everything in the production process means both UK and EU legislation relating to animal feed production. Finally, their products are tested to make sure they don’t contain any naturally occurring banned substances, as outlined by various racing organisations. Some of their top products include outshine and digest plus.