How to Feed a Pregnant Mare – [Nutrient Requirements]

By |2022-10-03T13:37:18-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Nutrition|

Your vet has just confirmed that your mare is pregnant, and you can’t wait for that healthy foal to arrive! When should you be changing her feed? How much weight does she need to gain? What additional nutrients does she require to grow a healthy baby? All these questions are important to consider when planning a nutritional program for your expecting mare. How you feed a mare while she is pregnant not only affects growth and development in utero but can also have lifelong impacts on the foal. Your mare's diet affects the foal's bone and tendon health, neurological development, immune status and more.