Throughout the first three months, keep a close eye for health problems in orphan foals and keep your veterinarian involved. Courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition.
Throughout the first three months, keep a close eye for health problems in orphan foals and keep your veterinarian involved.

Success is possible with orphan foals

With proper nutrition and veterinary support, orphan foals can become healthy, thriving adult horses.

Spring is here, and so is peak foaling season. Having a plan for the unexpected can help alleviate stress in case a mare is unable to care for her baby.

To help orphan foals through the tough early stages of life, experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center have developed an emergency feeding program.

“As foals age, their nutrition requirements change rapidly,” said Dr. Karen E. Davison, director and nutritionist with Equine Technical Solutions at Purina Animal N

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