Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed, 50-lb bag

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Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed is an easily digestible and palatable diet specifically designed for foals under the age of three months. This milk-based feed is ideal for foals transitioning from nursing and aids in compensating for the natural decrease in production of milk during lactation. It also provides essential vitamins and trace minerals to help support healthy growth and development. Buckeye Nutrition Foal Starter Milk-Based Pelleted Horse Feed contains high levels of vitamins E and C and selenium to help optimize your foal's natural immune defenses and keep them healthy.

Key Benefits
  • Easily digestible and palatable diet specifically designed for foals under three months of age.
  • Free-choice creep feed for foals transitioning from nursing.
  • Provides essential vitamins and trace minerals to support healthy growth and development.
  • Contains higher levels of vitamins E and C and selenium to help optimize the foal's natural immune defenses.
  • Milk-based pelleted feed aids in minimizing the occurrence of DODs (developmental orthopedic diseases).
Precautions

Foal Starter should be the only feed offered to all nursing foals because the young foal's digestive system digests milk-based products better than cereal grains and protein. By three to four months of age, other enzymes develop which allows forage, oats, corn and soybeans to be more efficiently utilized.

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  • Item Number
    160478
  • Weight
    50.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Pellets
  • Special Diet
    Molasses-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Feeding Oat Meal, Heat-Processed Soybeans, Dried Whey, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Maize Distillers Dried Grains, Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Dried Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Brewers Dried Yeast.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein18.0% min
Lysine1.25% min
Methionine0.35% min
Threonine0.80% min
Crude Fat6.00% min
Crude Fiber5.00% max
Acid Detergent Fiber7.00% max
Neutral Detergent Fiber13.50% max
NSC (Starch plus Sugar)36.50% max
Calcium0.80% min
Calcium1.30% max
Phosphorus0.75% min
Potassium0.90% min
Copper90 ppm min
Zinc140 ppm min
Selenium0.40 ppm min
Vitamin A3,500 IU/lb min
Vitamin D350 IU/lb min
Vitamin E200 IU/lb min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.70% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.40% min
Feeding Instructions

When a foal shows an interest in eating dry feed, provide FOAL STARTER. This may occur as soon as one week after birth and will depend on how much milk the mare produces. FOAL STARTER should be the only feed offered to all nursing foals because the young foal's digestive system digests milk-based products better than cereal grains and protein. By three to four months of age, other enzymes develop which allows forage, oats, corn, and soybeans to be more efficiently utilized. Nursing foals should have free choice access to FOAL STARTER and should eat 1 lb/100 lb of body weight each day. See chart below:

Foal Type Age Feeding Rate Average Daily Consumption
All nursing, orphaned, or rejected foals consuming Mare's Milk Plus Nursing to 3-4 months* Free choice 1-lb per 100-lb body weight
Orphaned or rejected foals (as sole diet) Up to 3-4 months* Free choice 2-lb per 100-lb body weight
  • Transition to BUCKEYE Nutrition Growth or GRO 'N WIN at 3-4 months of age. Provide clean, fresh water at all times.
Transition Instructions

Gradual weaning from Mare’s Milk Plus should begin at six weeks of age and be completed by ten weeks of age. At this time, Foal Starter is the only dry feed to be offered free-choice. After three months of age, a growth ration such as Gro 'N Win or Buckeye Nutrition Growth should be gradually introduced into the diet.

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    My colt loves this

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    Bought a 4 month old colt, been taken off it's mother at 3 months. Looking very poor. Ordered this product and doing good! Eats it like candy. Highly recommend.

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    Foal starter

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    I’ve always used progressive foal starter and my local feed store sold the bags they ordered for me leaving me with none. I’ve fed Buckeye before and felt it was better quality than progressive and I was happy to find this at chewy. And how convenient...I don’t even have to leave the house to get it. Foals love it and do great on it. It doesn’t push them and gives them all the nutrients they need.

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    My foals love it

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    I have rescued orphan nurse foals and I really like the pellets. Easy to feed and they don’t spoil like the milk. My babies love them too. Be careful with ordering sometimes they cancel them because I guess people resale them and they need you to verify your address more often.

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    Orphan Foal doing Great!!

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    This has been outstanding for our orphaned foal. She loves it and has done great on it! Can't say enough good things about this product!

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    The best products!

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    Very pleased with buckeye after switching from progressive. Great product!

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    Orphan life saver

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    My orphan foal will not eat foal lac, tried Buckeye foal starter and she loves it. Thank you

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    They're great!!

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    Fast, easy, customer service is excellent & I'd recommend 100% :)

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