Get updates from NZAgbiz direct to your inbox

It is important that foals receive colostrum within 4 hours of birth.

If colostrum is not available from the mare, Jumpstart™ Full Cream Colostrum should be fed. 

Ensure clean fresh water is available from day 1, and from first week high protein, high energy pellets should be offered.

Feeding recommendations
  • Lamb milk replacer (LMR) should be mixed at 100 grams per litre of water, and the feeding guide below should be followed.
  • DO NOT increase the concentration (100gm/litre), however volumes may vary depending on the size and strength of the foal.
  • Clean fresh water should be available at all times.

Anlamb™ feeding guidelines for foals

These tables are a guide only.  Feed requirements vary between 21% and 25% of bodyweight. If in doubt contact your vet.

Foal / Horse - 100g/L

Age Feeds per day Milk per feed (mL) Grams per feed (g) Daily volume (L)
Up to 2 weeks 10 900mL 90g 10.8L
2-6 weeks 12 1200mL 120g 12.0L
6-12 weeks 8 1300mL 130g 10.4L
12-21 weeks 6 1500mL 150g 9.0L

Foal / Pony - 100g/L

Age Feeds per day Milk per feed (mL) Grams per feed (g) Daily volume (L)
Up to 2 weeks 10 700mL 70g 8.4L
2-6 weeks 12 1000mL 100g 10.0L
6-12 weeks 8 1100mL 110g 8.8L
12-21 weeks 6 1200mL 120g 7.2L
Explore by animal type