Smart Feeds Inc.

Progressive Nutrition



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Mare's Milk Plus® (30850;30832)

TYPE OF FEED: Milk Replacer


PACKAGING: 50 lb Paper Bags (30850); Case of 4/8 lb Plastic Buckets (30832)


AGES: Birth - 6 weeks



A balanced, all milk protein, mineral and vitamin replacer

Formulated to mimic mare's milk

Developed for free choice access

Powder composition to be mixed with cool tap water and bucket fed

pH stabilized to help maintain the natural pH of a foal's digestive system



Crude Protein, Minimum 21.00%

Crude Fat, Minimum 14.00%

Crude Fiber, Max 0.15%

Calcium (Ca), Min 0.70%

Calcium (Ca), Max 1.10%

Phosphorus (P), Min 0.65%

Copper (Cu), Min 35.0 ppm

Zinc (Zn), Min 110.0 ppm

Selenium (Se), Min 0.3 ppm

Vitamin A 12,000.0 IU/lb

Vitamin D3 1,200.0 IU/lb

Vitamin E 50.0 IU/lb







Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Whey, Animal and Vegetable Fat (Preserved with BHA & BHT), Dried Whey Product, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Lecithin, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Polysaccharide Complexes of Iron, Copper, Manganese and Zinc, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Silicon Dioxide, Polyoxyethylene Glycol (400) Mono and Dioleates, Artificial Flavor.


Mare's Milk Plus® powder should be mixed with cool tap water. A plastic container is enclosed to measure the powder. One 8 oz cup filled evenly to the brim equals 0.50 lbs of Mare's Milk Plus®. It will mix easiest if stirred into water with a wire whisk. Use the following amounts of powder and water when mixing to assure the same percentage of milk solids as mare's milk:

INTRODUCTION TO MILK: After the colostrum has been fed, introduce the foal to Mare's Milk Plus®. The foal may be fed from a plastic bowl, a baby bottle or lamb bottle. Note: If a nipple is used, make sure the opening is at least ½" wide. If the foal is not yet drinking from a bowl or bucket, it is now a good time to teach the foal.

Foals will learn to drink quite readily if you place your finger in their mouth, then while they are sucking, raise the bowl or shallow bucket containing the Mare's Milk Plus® up to the foal's mouth. Slowly remove your finger from the foal's mouth while the foal is drinking. If the foal stops drinking, repeat the above steps until the foal is drinking by himself. Always bring the milk up to the foal - Do Not force the foal's head down into the bucket. Do not expect the foal to drink within one to three hours after removal from the mare.

When the foal drinks without assistance, the bucket can be hung from the stable wall at a height that will allow the foal to drink whenever it wants. The color of the bucket should contrast the stall wall, for example; use a white bucket against a dark wall, so it is easy for the foal to locate.

AMOUNT TO FEED: Start feeding your foal just like the mare would - slowly. Begin by providing ½ of the gallons recommended on Table 1 on the first day according to the size of the mare. Then gradually increase over two weeks to the correct amount for your foal. For example, a 100 lb. foal would be no faster than one quart per day. If the stools become loose, reduce the quantity of Mare's Milk Plus® that you are providing, you are increasing the amount too fast. If diarrhea persists call your veterinarian. If no fever is present, administer kaopectate at 25 cc's/100 lb. body weight, every two hours, until the stools become firm or 24 hours. Also provide Equine Correct, which contains prebiotics and probiotics, which are synergistic in reducing loose stools. (See dosage directions on the label).


250 lbs. 1

500 lbs. 2

1000 lbs. 4

1500 lbs. 6

2000 lbs. 8

If your foal is a cross between two very different body weights in the stud and mare, split the difference. For example, if the mare's body weight is 1,000 pounds and the stud's body weight is 1,500 pounds, feed according to a 1,250 pound mare - which would be 5 gallons per day.

We recommend mixing every 12 hours, however Mare's Milk Plus® can be mixed as a 24-hour supply, if so desired. One half can be fed and the other half covered and stored in a cool place until the next feeding. Additionally, we recommend feeding every 12 hours to keep the milk clean and to observe the foal more often.

For additional information, please ask for our technical bulletin "Raising the Orphan/Rejected Foals.