Newborn foals do not yet have antibodies. These are only sufficiently produced by the foal at an age of 3 to 5 weeks. In order to bridge this period in a healthy way, antibodies obtained via the colostrum are necessary. If for any reason a foal has received no or very little colostrum, it is very important to try to get colostrum absorbed as soon as possible. One option is to administer Pavo Colostrum within 12 hours after birth. Antibodies can only pass through the intestinal wall the first day after birth. The absorption is very good within 12 hours after birth, after 24 hours the antibodies are hardly absorbed by the body.
✪ Heat 1 liter of mare's milk or Pavo FoalMilk to lukewarm temperature (38 ° C degrees). If no mare milk or Pavo FoalMilk is present, semi-skimmed milk can be used. Do not use water exclusively to make the Pavo Colostrum, because water does not contain vitamins. Then add the entire contents of the Pavo Colostrum sachet and stir until all the colostrum powder is dissolved. Every hour, provide approx. 250 ml of hand-warm colostrum milk (38 ° C - 40 ° C) using a teat bottle or bucket.
✪ Never heat the colostrum in the microwave! Use Pavo Colostrum in case of problems with the milk yield of the mare, immediately after the birth of the foal (preferably within 3 hours, at the latest within 12 hours after birth). In the case of a weak foal or a foal that does not get mare colostrum, it is advisable to provide a second Pavo Colostrum sachet. To be on the safe side, have the vet perform a general check-up on your foal within 24 hours.