Zamzows Quality Animal Feeds

 

At Zamzows we have produced our own feed formulas since 1933. All of our feeds are made of the highest quality ingredients and are double cleaned. Our Zamzows feed mill uses no animal bi-products. Let us help you design a feed program that will make your animals as healthy as they can be.

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Horse and Foal feeding.

My horse just had a baby: what do I need to feed the mare; when will the baby start eating solid food; and then what do I feed the baby?

Your foal should start eating solid food at 1 month of age. Your foal will still be nursing from the mother, but it will start nibbling on hay and grains at 1-2 months of age. The foal will continue nursing from the mother until 4-6 months of age. Make sure the foal has access to a good quality hay and lots of fresh water. As far as grain supplement, the foal should be on a quality food designed especially for foals during this growing time. Here at Zamzow's we carry Super Foal from our feed mill in Meridian . The foal should eat to 1 pound of Super Foal for every 100 lbs. of body weight, with or without hay/roughage. After being weaned, the foal should eat 1 to 1 pounds of Super Foal for every 100 lbs of body weight with hay/roughage additives. If the foal is not on hay/roughage the foal should eat 1 to 2 pounds for every 100 lbs of body weight. The foal should stay on the Super Foal until it reaches 450 to 500 lbs in weight.

While your mare is lactating, you can feed the mare extra horse rations but not enough to make her fat. All of the Zamzow's stores carry Horse Feed & Super Horse horse feeds. According to the label, your lactating mare should eat what a medium/heavy used horse would eat to keep up with milk production. If you notice your mare loosing weight, increase feed until the mare is at a good weight. Do not be surprised if milk production drops after three months of lactating. In my research, I have found that adding yeast culture to your mares feed will increase milk production, and increase growth rates in your foal. Before doing so, please contact your local equine veterinarian.

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By Randy Corn on 1/4/2006 |
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