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Foal Milk Replacer

Help your foal grow strong and healthy with our industry-leading foal milk replacer products.

Foal Feeding With a Milk Replacer

Foals that have been rejected, orphaned, or are in need of nursing for another reason can see great benefits from using a milk replacer. Even if no issues are expected in the nursing process, many horse owners opt to keep milk replacer on hand just in case. This will help you respond to any issues in nursing, or help supplement the process. 

Milk replacers are highly effective for foals aged less than 4 months, helping them to grow healthy. Compare Silky Coat Preserved milk replacer will standard mare milk, and you will see a difference. Our products are designed to equal or exceed natural nursing results, and are fully-fortified to ensure your foal gets all its nutrients. Products vary in ingredients, so make sure you read each product before deciding which option is best for your situation. 

Along with the nutritional benefits of a foal milk replacer, we have plenty of other products to help your foal grow healthy. Look at our Probiotics, Foal-Bac, and other foal-specific products below. Products are delivered with clear instructions, and we’re always available to help if you have any questions about feeding directions. 

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Silky Coat Foal Instant Milk Replacer (Preserved)

An excellent complete milk protein formula made with human grade ingredients, human-edible lard and coconut oil, soluble vitamins, chelated trace minerals, selenium and zinc proteinate that matches or surpasses the specifications of mare’s milk.

Important Specifications:

  • Vitamin A – 32,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 12,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 150 IU/lb.
  • Ascorbic Acid – 200 Mg/lb.

Non-medicated only.

Use as a complete substitute for mare’s milk or as a supplement to mare’s milk whenever it is unavailable or inadequate. It can be fed manually or cold, free-choice to save labor and to maximize the foal’s growth potential. It will stay preserved up to 24 hours. If fed free choice, foals will consume twice as much liquid feed at a more natural pace than if fed twice a day. Feed colostrum from the mare for up to three days if possible, and wean from milk replacer at three months of age.

Comparison Chart

Silky Coat Foal Milk Replacer Dried Mare’s Milk
Crude Protein 20% 19%
Crude Fat 15% 14.2%
Crude Fiber 0.15% 0.15%
Lactose 53% 53.4%
Calcium 0.9% 0.9%
Phosphorus 0.55% 0.50%
Vitamin A 32,000 IU/lib. 1,800 IU/lb.
Vitamin D3 12,000 IU/lib. Varies
Vitamin E 150 IU/lb. None

Silky Coat Pellets

There are sound economic advantages to weaning a foal early even if the mare produces an adequate milk supply. Many professionals know that early weaning pays when the mare is sent out for breeding or is shown extensively. They’ve also eliminated the risk of a highly susceptible foal picking up a deadly disease or injury during transport or breeding.

Non-medicated only.

Fortified with MOS, FOS, Butyric acid, active yeast, natural herb and spices to maximize performance these unique mini-pellets provide extra milk-based nutrition and high energy for foals, brood mares, stallions, sale and show horses. The natural taste appeal of the 50% milk and whey products, soy protein concentrate, and animal plasma with 10% high quality fat. Edible lard and palm oil provides excellent supplemental nutrition to produce stronger, healthier foals and better conditioned horses that will place higher and sell better with enhanced appearance and glossy hair coat.

When fed according to the directions, Silky Coat Pellets will encourage early dry feed consumption and provide excellent nutrition for early weaning foals. They are a supplement for mare’s milk with nutrients comparable to those provided by her during weaning.

  • Crude Protein – 27%
  • Crude Fat – 10%
  • Crude Fiber – 1%
  • Vitamin A – 32,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 12,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 150 IU/lb.

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Other Foal and Horse Products

Vet’s Choice Multi-Specie Instant Milk Replacer
An excellent acidified, all-milk, high fat milk replacer with feeding directions for all baby farm mammals. Non-medicated with lactic acid bacteria to adjust pH and maximize population of beneficial bacteria. Produces excellent results under extreme conditions.

  • Crude Protein – 20%
  • Crude Fat – 20%
  • Crude Fiber – 0.15%
  • Vitamin A – 32,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 12,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 150 IU/lb.

Packaged in one and five pound resealable plastic pouches, 10 pound plastic bags and pails and 25 pound pails.

Royal A-1 Hi-Energy Instant Milk Replacer
Economical, non-medicated formulas providing supplemental nutrition for calves and other baby mammals. They contain milk and whey products, specially processed soy concentrate and soy flour.

  • Crude Protein – 22%
  • Crude Fat – 20%
  • Crude Fiber – 1%
  • Vitamin A – 32,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 12,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 150 IU/lb.

Packaged in 50#, 25# and cases of 4×10# plastic bags, including feeding directions for supplementing several species.

Foal Gard
A high energy combination of electrolytes, nine DFM’s, Glycine, soluble vitamins, kaolin, pregelatinized starch, selenium and zinc proteinate to maintain and restore these vital nutrients under all conditions.   Contains Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Propionate and Sodium Acetate. Long term, feed two to four ounces top dressed or in milk replacer or water in one or two feedings per day. For short term use, four ounces in two quarts of water or milk replacer twice daily, withholding milk or milk replacer for first feeding and gradually increasing milk during use of this product.

  • Sodium – 4-5%
  • Potassium – 2%
  • Magnesium – 0.3%
  • Vitamin A – 200,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 100,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 500 IU/lb.
  • Ascorbic Acid – 500 Mg/lb.
  • Total Lactic Acid Bacteria – 11 Billion CFU/lb.
Silky Coat Gel
A gelled, acidified electrolyte combination with energy for dehydrated foals that includes two DFM’s (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium), vitamins and kaolin, roughage products and gums to restore electrolyte balance, absorb and remove toxins, firm stool, and supplement vitamin loss by slowing elimination and permitting maximum absorption of nutrients. Does not gel before feeding.

  • Sodium – 4%
  • Potassium – 1%
  • Magnesium – 0.2%
  • Vitamin A – 64,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 24,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 300 IU/lb.
  • Ascorbic Acid – 320 mg/lb.

Mix 4 ounces with two quarts warm water or milk replacer and feed this amount twice daily for up to five days as needed.

Silky Coat Sho-Glo 60
A dry, palatable, soluble energy source consisting of 60% edible lard, coconut oil and 40% whey products. Use anytime extra energy is required such as in extreme weather or to enhance coat appearance for show.

  • Crude Protein – 7%
  • Crude Fat – 60%
  • Crude Fiber – 0.15%

Mix one or two ounces in milk or milk replacer in one or two feedings daily. Can also be top-dressed with dry feed.

Silky Coat Sho-Glo 100
A dry, palatable source of fat (100% palm oil) to be mixed with or top-dressed on dry feed to provide extra energy and enhance coat condition. Packed in 25 lb pails.
Restore
A concentrated source of lactic acid-producing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Enterococcus faecium, electrolytes, and soluble vitamins in a high energy formula for combating dehydration and re-populating beneficial bacteria in the affected animal.

  • Vitamin A – 100,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 25,000 IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 100 IU/lb.
  • Ascorbic Acid – 250 mg/lb.
  • Total Lactic Acid Bacteria – 10 Billion CFU/gm

Feed four ounces with two quarts of warm water or milk replacer, water twice daily. For best results, withdraw milk replacer for first feeding, gradually increasing milk for up to five days.

Foal-Bac
A concentrated nutritional supplement combining high levels of active yeast with nine live, viable, direct-fed microbials in a water soluble formula for all foals.

  • Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) – 1.5 Billion CFU/gram
  • Total Lactic Acid Bacteria – 100 Million CFU/gram

Add 10 grams per head per day to milk replacer or water in one or more feedings.

Lacto-Vite
This palatable, concentrated combination of water-soluble vitamins, methionine, and live, viable Lactobacillus acidophilus is easily administered to horses of all ages.

  • Vitamin A – 3 Million IU/lb.
  • Vitamin D3 – 1.5 Million IU/lb.
  • Vitamin E – 2,000 IU/lb.
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus – 50 Billion CFU/lb.

Top dress or add to water 1/4 ounce per head per day.

Acidifier
A combination of six organic acids and preservatives, Royal Acidifier enhances feed performance by reducing E. coli levels, optimizes conditions for enzyme activity, and reduces milk protein clotting time. Lower pH reduces scours, improves weight gain and increases feed conversion. Use 1/2% by weight in  milk replacer and prestarters and 1/4% in starters.
Nutra-Sol
Nutra-Sol is a soluble nutraceutical additive containing live (viable), naturally occurring active yeast and nine strains of lactic acid bacteria.

  • Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) – 1 Billion CFU/gm
  • Total lactic acid bacteria – 1 Billion CFU/gm

Foals:  Mix with milk replacer, milk or water so each foal receives one gram (1/4 tsp.) per day. Lactating mares, growing or mature horses: Add 28 grams (one ounce) to dry feed per 10 head daily.

Silky Coat Flavors
Dry or concentrated liquid feed flavors to enhance palatability and stimulate feed consumption. Available flavors are: apple, anise, anise-molasses, caramel, caramel- anise, caramel-molasses, sweeteners and milk.  Inclusion rates range from 1/2 pint to two pints per ton of feed for liquids and 1/4 pound to two pounds per ton of feed for dry flavors.la.
DFM’s (Probiotics)
Live, viable strains of:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Multi-Blend (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus diacetylactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus licheniformis, Aspergillus oryzae)

Available in concentrations of 25 Billion CFU/gram, 500 Billion CFU per pound or 64 Billion CFU per pound for ease of administration.

Nutrabiotic/F (FOS)
A prebiotic food source for lactic acid bacteria derived from dried inulin (chickory root). Recommended feeding level for foals is 2 grams per head per day. Since it is not a live organism, it can withstand heat from pelleting.
Nutrabiotic/M (MOS)
A prebiotic food source for lactic acid bacteria derived from the cell wall fraction of yeast. Recommended feeding level for foals is 2 grams per head per day. Since it is not a live organism, it can withstand head from pelleting.
Silky Coat Plus
A concentrated combination of yeast cultures, enzymes, DFM’s, B-vitamins and lactic acid to stimulate and supplement natural bacteria in the digestive system, improving feed conversion and palatability as well as being a source of unidentifiable growth factors for foals and horses.

  • Crude Protein – 10%
  • Crude Fat – 2%
  • Crude Fiber – 5%
  • Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) – 3.5 Billion CFU/gm
  • Total Lactic Acid Bacteria – 1 Billion CFU/gm

Add three to five pounds per ton of horse feed or top dress 1/2 to two ounces per head per day. Also available with an organic formula.

Forage Inoculants
Available as a complete granular inoculant, a granular base to make your own inoculant, or soluble powders to apply by sprayer, our inoculant products treat all types of forages with special strains of viable, lactic acid producing bacteria such as Lactobacillus plantarum, Pediococcus acidilacticii, Enterococcus faecium, Propionic bacteria, and Lactobacillus casei. Use at rate of one pound of dry inoculant per ton of forage.  25 pounds of base make one ton of inoculant treating 2,000 tons forage. Sprayable soluble inoculants when mixed with water treat up to 50 tons per pound, 200 tons per pound, or 454 tons per pound depending upon the product used. Varying levels treat haylage, alfalfa, grass, oatlage, clover, sorghum, corn silage, high moisture ear corn and baled hay.
Hay Stuff
An economical, dry, non-corrosive hay preservative used on baled hay and high moisture ground grains to prevent spoilage. Apply two pounds per ton of baled hay (moisture content less than 25%) and one to three pounds per ton of ground grains before transferring into silo (25-30% moisture grains).

Find the Best Foal Milk Replacer to Use

If you’re expecting a foal, we have a milk replacer to help the nursing process. All of our horse products are highly effective when used as directed, always include clear instructions, and are available at great prices. If you want to learn more about what makes our foal milk replacer stand out from the rest, reach out to us. We’ll be happy to include more information and pricing.