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Feeding Mares in Late Gestation: Four Tactics for Success

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Pregnant mares require special nutritional attention to ensure the maintenance of their own health and body condition along with the proper growth of the developing fetus. In the first four months of gestation, not much dietary change is needed. However, as pregnancy advances, increases in energy, nutrients, and water are all necessary.

The four tactics promoted by Kentucky Equine Research include:

  • Feed, but don’t overfeed or underfeed
  • Avoid tall fescue grass
  • Vitamin and mineral balance
  • Take care of the gut

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