The mare's first milk is also called colostrum. This milk contains a high content of antibodies that protects the foal during the first months. Try to provide as much mare colostrum to the foal as possible with the help of a bottle with teat. If this does not work, a mare in the area that still produces colostrum can be searched for. The Pavo S.O.S. Kit contains all necessary feedings for the first 2 days of a foal's life.
✪ Step 1: preparation of 1 liter of foal milk (1 liter = 1000 ml)
Take a pan with a capacity of at least 1 liter. Add 300 ml of cold water. Fill this with 400 ml of boiling water. You now have 700 ml of water with a temperature of ± 60°C. Add 1 scoop (= 100 grams) of Pavo foal milk powder and stir until all foal milk powder is dissolved. Add 300 ml of cold water while stirring. You now have 1 liter of hand-warm foal milk (temperature of ± 40°C).
✪ Step 2: preparation of colostrum milk
While stirring, add the entire contents of one Pavo-Biest sachet (= 150 grams) to 1 liter of hand-warm foal milk and stir until all colostrum powder is dissolved.
✪ Step 3: administer colostrum milk
Cut the top tip of the teat with scissors. This creates a small opening through which the foal can suck up the milk. Provide approx. 250 ml hand-warm colostrum milk (± 40°C) every hour using the supplied bottle with teat.
✪ Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the preparation of the 2nd sachet with Pavo-Biest.
After the provision of the 2nd sachet, the foal can be fed with exclusively foal milk according to the enclosed feeding schedule. Very often try to give the foals small amounts of milk (horses 18 times 400 ml at a time, ponies 18 times 240 ml at a time).
Colostrum, Foal milk
|Packaging||Pavo Colostrum | Pavo Foal milk | Bottle with teat|