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Your mare's pregnancy

During the first 8 months of gestation, a mare must be fed like a horse providing light work, without excess.

It must be in normal condition and must not gain weight during the first 3 months.

Many owners tend to overfeed their broodmares: the ribs should not be visible but they should remain palpable.

It is during the last 3 months of gestation that the foal grows the most. During this period, the mare must be given an additional supply of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A, D3 and E), minerals, and high quality proteins.

To the extent that the volume occupied by the foal increases, we will multiply the number of meals by reducing their volume and we will reduce the proportion of coarse food (hay). The mare must then receive a diet containing approximately 16% protein.

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