TYPE OF FEED: Powdered all-milk replacer for foals from birth to 30 days of age.
FORM OF FEED: Powder
PACKAGING: 50 LB paper bags and 10 lb Buckets
Progressive’s FOALS FIRST® Milk Replacer Powder is a highly digestible all milk foal
milk replacer for orphan or rejected foals. It contains the highest quality milk
products, vitamins and minerals for optimal growth and development. FOALS FIRST®
Milk Replacer Powder is formulated to be mixed with water and fed free-choice. Free-choice
feeding allows the foal to drink milk as often as desired. The continual intake of
milk is a natural and healthy way of consumption for the foal. FOALS FIRST® Milk
Replacer Powder may be introduced to orphan foals day 1 – and should be fed to foals
up to 4 weeks of age.
• Nutritionally balanced and formulated to meet the demands of the young, rapidly
• Advanced nutritional philosophy for optimum growth and development.
• Contains a combination of milk products, essential amino acids, fats, vitamins
• Slightly acidified to limit over-consumption.
• Feed free-choice to foals from day 1 – up to 4 weeks of age.
• To be fed at air temperature for convenience.
• Very soluble for easy mixing and stays in solution.
• Researched and Proven
Crude Protein,min. 21.0%
Lysine, min. 1.6%
Crude Fat, min. 14.00%
Crude Fiber, max. 0.10%
Calcium, min. 0.80% max. 1.20%
Phosphorus, min. 0.70%
Copper min 30 ppm
Zinc min 150 ppm
Selenium min .3 ppm
Vitamin A, min. 8,000 IU/lb
Vitamin D, min. 800 IU/lb
Vitamin E, min. 140 IU/lb
Mix Foals First® - Milk Replacer powder at the rate of 1 cup (which is enclosed and
holds 8 ounces of dry powder) per 2 quarts of water – or mix two cups per gallon
of water. The Foal should be introduced to liquid milk by using a shallow plastic
bowl. Slight warming of the first milk will encourage consumption. Once the foal
learns to drink from the bowl, put the milk into a small bucket and hang it securely
on the wall at shoulder height of the foal.
A foal with an expected mature weight between 1100 – 1300 lbs, should receive a maximum
of 2 gallons of FOALS FIRST® Milk Replacer the first day. For best results, divide
the day’s supply of milk into two feedings. (continued on back page)
If the foal is still hungry, provide FOALS FIRST® Milk Pellets and clean water free-choice.
Increase the amount of FOALS FIRST® Milk Replacer ½ gallon per day until the foal
is drinking a maximum of 5 gallons daily. It is recommended that the total daily
consumption be split into at least 2 feedings in order to keep the milk clean and
fresh. FOALS FIRST® Milk Replacer may be fed at the rate of 5 gallons per day until
the foal is 4 weeks of age maturing to this size. The foal is then weaned and fed
FOALS FIRST® Milk Pellets.
Managing the Orphan
After the colostrums has been consumed, introduce the orphan or rejected foal to
the ad-lib, Foals First Milk Replacer. You may start the orphan drinking from a plastic
bowl or with a lamb nipple, depending on how aggressive they are. (Note: if a nipple
is used, make sure the opening is a least ½” wide). However, a nipple is not necessary
and the foal will learn to drink from a shallow bowl or bucket shortly after birth.
The foal does not have an esophageal groove like a calf, so there is no “by-pass”
benefit from nipple feeding. Foals will learn to drink quite readily if you place
your finger in their mouth, then, while they are sucking, raise the small bowl containing
the liquid milk replacer up to their muzzle. Slowly remove your finger from the foal’s
mouth while he is drinking. If he stops, repeat the above steps until he is drinking
by himself. Always brink the milk up to the foal; do not force the foal’s head into
a bucket. The first day you can warm the liquid milk replacer to encourage consumption.
When the foal drinks without assistance, hang a bucket from the stable wall at shoulder
height. This will allow the foal to drink whenever they want. The bucket should be
a contrasting color to the wall to make it easy for the foal to find. The selected
ingredients will also help maintain the natural pH level in the foal’s digestive
system. The following management program is successful beginning with Progressive
Nutrition’s, Foals First Milk Replacer Powder, then changing to Foals First® Milk
Pellet at 2 months of age, then Foals First® Starter & Creep free choice at 4 months