Supa Start 16%
Ideal For: Foals aged 3-4 months to 1 year and lactating mares.
Key Features: Nutrient dense, high oil, high fibre, high energy.
Key Ingredients: Full fat soya, rolled oats, extruded maize, Lucerne, optimum vitamin inclusion.
What makes Spurwing an especially good foal ration?
Controlled feeding of concentrates to maintain an optimum rate of growth from 2 months of age to weaning and thereafter is essential. Spurwing Supastart is recommended for foals from 3-4 months and up to 1 year. Spurwing Supastart is a nutrient dense ration with highly digestible energy sources, the best amino acid profile from top quality lucerne and full fat soya, and the correct levels of vitamins and minerals to enable a foal to grow to its genetic potential. A growing foal will need a protein percentage between 14% and 16%. Spurwing Supastart provides the full range of essential amino acids essential for optimum growth.
A young nursing foal can be supplemented with concentrates at a rate of 1.0-1.5% of their body weight (or 1.0 – 1.5kg per 100kg), depending on a few factors, namely adequate exercise, pasture, hay and condition of the mare.
What to watch out for:
It is essential that the foal does not grow too quickly, and that the foal is fed a balanced concentrate, suited specifically for foals. The incidence of Developmental Orthopaedic Disease (DOD) is great in young foals with spurts of growth. This results in enlarged growth plates, contracted tendons and abnormalities of the knee, hock and fetlock joints.