Originally Posted by dbarabians
Left hand I understand that a foal can be weaned earlier. I refuse to wean a foal under 6 months. In fact these 3 will be the youngest foals I have ever weaned . I usually wait until 8 months or later.
I am considering feeding her the Omolene 300 and Senior feed mixed together and after weaning the filly solely senior equine until her last trimester along with the alfalfa pellets. Shalom
Any thoughts on this?
I prefer not to wean too young also. I separate the mare and foal at 6 months, for 1 month. I actually send the mares off the farm to be sure they can't "cheat".
Since I have a mare who will bag up at the sight of a foal, that's important here. Once they come back after 1 month, I put the foals back out with them and they run until they're a year or older. Unless they're boys that I haven't gelded yet, of course. I geld as early as possible if I can look at one and tell he's not ever going to be stallion material, and that's really 99% of them. If one is that special then he gets pulled at 6 months and that's it for runnin' with the girls. I put the young boys with an older gelding and they can all run together.
Your mare should do great on Senior til she's lactating again. Just keep the Amplify or Ultium going for a while, til she's all built back up and by the time she foals again she should be fat and sassy.