The most important factor in foal growth and development is nutrition.
Biotic 8™ 500 g - Pre & Probiotic Digestive Tract Formula
Gastra-FX™ - Stomach Support Formula
RegenerEQ™ - GI Regenerator & Appetite Stimulant
Click the link(s) above to view the product specifics to assist with complete gastro-intestinal health, stress and the related benefits (support healing and prevention of gastric and colonic ulcers) - Safe for use in foals!
SUPPORTING FOALS IN DISTRESS
All nutrients are broken down in the fore-gut (stomach) and absorbed through the hind-gut (intestines, colon). Whatever the source of the distress, after mare's colostrum, good nutrition (and the delivery thereof) is the most important factor to consider. The liquid formulations are easy to administer - even the powder can be mixed with a bit of applesauce to give to a foal through a dosing syringe!
All formulations can be adjusted up or down according to weight. Most formulations, for safety precautions and because no testing is done with mares in foal, state not recommended for mares in foal. Consult with your veterinarian regarding any natural products. If you choose to use an all natural supplement, educate yourself on each ingredient!
SYMPTOMS: FEVER, DEPRESSIONS, GUT DISTENSION, DIARRHEA, DIFFICULTY MAKING MANURE, TAIL SWISHING, AND LAYING ON ITS BACK A LOT
CAUSES: IMPACTION (MECONIUM), GASTRIC ULCERS (PAIN FROM PHYSICAL ISSUES), DEHYDRATION (DIARRHEA, VIRAL INFECTIONS), PARASITES, POOR APPETITE - FAILURE TO THRIVE
REMEDIES: COLOSTRUM IS IMPORTANT, SUPPORT THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS WITH BENEFICIAL BACTERIA, A SOOTHING GUT FORMULA AND AN APPETITE STIMULANT, SUPPORT ANY PHYSICAL PROBLEMS
ACUPRESSURE POINTS: THE SAME AS FOR AN ADULT HORSE WITH GASTROINTESTINAL DISTRESS