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  • Feeding and Care of the Orphan Foal

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    Foals orphaned at a very early age should either be placed on a foster "nurse" mare or receive an artificial milk substitute. In either case, it is imperative that the newborn receives adequate quantities of colostrum. Obviously, if the mare dies at birth, the foal must be given colostrum from another mare.

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