The foaling season might seem a long way off, but the winter months are just the right time to prepare your mare for the coming birth. The foal’s growth is slow at the beginning of gestation, and the mare gets adequate nutrients from her normal feed. However, in the final three months of pregnancy, the foal will experience an enormous growth spurt in utero. This increases the mare’s energy requirements. She needs extra nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and provide nourishment to her fetus.
Did you know, for example, that starting in the 8th month the mare’s body can no longer provide the fetus with sufficient copper? Copper is an important mineral for developing healthy joints and your mare takes in copper through her feed and passes it on to her unborn foal.
Want to give your foal the best start possible? Feed your mare Cavalor ProBreed mix from the 7th month on. Cavalor ProBreed is rich in trace minerals and vitamins (copper, zinc, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium) and contains all the nutrients that a pregnant mare needs.
The foaling season in the US runs from April until August. This means that for mares that are approaching their seventh month, there’s still time to add Cavalor Probreed to their daily ration.
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