Mares colostrum quick facts
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Colostrum is the first milk loaded with antibodies. It is vital for the foal to get a good strong dose of colostrum very soon after being born.
The mare’s colostrum will be replaced by milk within about 24–36 hours.
Generally, a healthy foal weighing around the 50 kg mark will consume approximately 10 – 15 litres of milk daily.
Foals grow rapidly in their first month of life, gaining on average 1.6kg per day- and are expected to double their birth weight in just 4 weeks! To achieve this, they need to consume 25% of their body weight in milk/feed daily.