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Friday, August 5, 2016

Creep Feed Knowing When And How To Creep Feed Your Foal Is Key To Their Health And Development.

You can help solidify your foal’s nutritional foundation by creep feeding during his first year. Creep feeders allow foals to become accustomed to eating solid foods before weaning time, reducing stress.

Plus, Gwen McBride from The Equine Research Centre at the University of Guelph in Ontario, says that to supplement growth in nursing foals, creep feed provides the nutrients that aren’t found in adequate amounts in mare’s milk – i.e., calcium, phosphorus and trace minerals such as copper, manganese, zinc and iron.

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