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Imigo® Soft Foal Blanket
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Expanded with Grow Colt! Finally a foal cover that can do everything from stable to crossover! From 28 " to 42" this foal cover adapts to the foal. Built with 120 gram cavity fibre filling and a 70 density polyamide lining, the 600 x 1200 deniers water resistant, highly breathing shell gives your foal a warm th and protective shell.
Stables and litter
It is important to protect them from illnesses and injuries, and the mare must also be well looked after.
In order for the filly to give child in the cold season, she needs a barn to protect her and the foal. The majority of daughters lay down at the time of delivery and can throw themselves (in a posture where they do not have enough space to curl upright). As soon as the foal is foaled, you should daily clean off moist and dirty litter.
Hanging or clamping a warming light to give the foal additional caloric energy, but make sure that lines and wire remain clean, safe and out of the mare's range. It' good if a foal romps around on the fields or in the paddocks during the winter season, because the fillies should get as much movement and "playing time" as possible.
The pitch should, however, be well protected from the effects of the climate. They can withstand very low temperature, but need a three-sided roofed enclosure to keep them out of the sun or strong winds. The foal lies down more than grown -up animals, so the ground of the animal home is lined with added hay for added isolation and climatic conditions proof.
Mare sometimes bring outdoor fillies to the field, so clean slurry and inspect them for toxic herbs, rubble and other dangers on a regular basis. Fillies are curious by nature and will be exploring their surroundings, so make sure your fence is in good state. Lock all loosely attached poles and fractured wire and make sure that nothing can get stuck to the holster or the top of a foal.
Check your willow every day and evening and crack the frost to prevent the foal from slipping. Whilst grownups have had to plant their winter coat for month after month, the foal may have to carry blankets or carpets. The same applies in particular if the foal was ill or had difficulty breathing.
Carpets must be dried so that the foal does not loose any of its warmth, so it is a good plan to buy two carpets - the foal can carry one while the other dries. Weatherproof carpets can also help keep your foal out of the rains. The foal is cared for about four to six month, although some horses begin the withdrawal procedure before that.
In the winter season, broodmares may need "hot" food such as oat, barsley and escalopes of cane. Breastfeeding broodmares consume more cholesterol and can rapidly decrease, but high calorie food provides extra nutritional value for maintaining your body's nutritional and physical strength. In the event that the filly falls ill or is no longer able to breastfeed her foal, there should also be added breastfeeding.
They can also give the filly a lot of breastfeeding to supply her with the urgently needed minerals, lipid and proteins. In winter most fillies give birth to a foal without any problem, but the coldness brings with it extra risk, as the foal does not have as much physical fats as grown-ups.
It is important to keep them dehydrated, protect and isolate them and make sure they get enough energy every single second. If you keep them in winter they will have a good beginning in a long and healthful living.