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Foal-Lac Powder

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Foal-Lac Powder

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Company: PetAg


Foal milk replacer

Easy to mix and feed

Formulated specifically for foals

Provides essential nutrition for orphaned and early weaned foals

Foal-Lac® Powder foal milk replacer is a complete feed that simulates the nutritional composition of mare’s milk.

Mixing Directions

Mix 1 cup (8 oz. cup enclosed) of Foal-Lac Powder with 3 cups of warm water.

This yields approx. 1 1/2 pints of milk replacer.


Dried whey, dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey product, dried skimmed milk, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT and citric acid), maltodextrins, corn syrup solids, coconut oil, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, artificial flavor, magnesium sulfate, ferrous sulfate, dried milk protein, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, lecithin, mono and diglycerides, propylene glycol, vitamin A supplement, sodium silico aluminate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, folic acid, riboflavin supplement, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein, min


Crude Fat, min


Crude Fiber, max


Ash, max


Calcium, min


Calcium, max


Phosphorus, min


Copper, min

22.0 ppm

Selenium, min

0.1 ppm

Zinc, min

86,0 ppm

Vitamin A, min

33,000 IU/kg

Calorie Content (calculated)

The calorie content (ME) as fed is 3,727 kcal/kg of powder or 380 kcal/1 1/2 pints when powder is reconstituted at 1:3.

Feeding Directions (Early Weaned/Nursing Foals):

Early weaned foals can be placed on the orphan foal feeding schedule. The age of the foal will determine the place to start in the feeding schedule. Nursing foals receiving an inadequate amount of milk from the mare can be placed on the orphan foal schedule. Start with half the amount of Foal-Lac recommended for orphans, then adjust up or down according to the foal’s needs.

Feeding Directions (Orphaned Foals): Directions for use most be carefully followed.

1. The foal should receive colostrum during the first 24 hours after foaling. A physical examination of the foal by your veterinarian is recommended at this time.

2. Administer Bene-Bac® Plus Equine Gel between 12 and 24 hours of age and on days 4 and 7.

3. The following schedule for feeding Foal-Lac milk replacer is a guideline for foals that will mature to about 1100 lbs. bodyweight. Since each foal is an individual, more or less milk replacer can be fed, depending on its needs. Pony and miniature horse foals should be fed about half of these quantities. Draft breed foals will require up to twice these quantities.

4. Feeding Schedule

Age of foal


Number of feedings/day

Foal-Lac Pellets and 16%foal creep fed (amount/day)

1-14 days

1 1/2



2-3 weeks



Provide 1/2 lb. foal feed

3-4 weeks



Feed 1 cup Pellets + 1/2 lb. foal feed

4-5 weeks



Feed 2 cups Pellets + 3/4 lb. foal feed

5-6 weeks



Feed 3 cups Pellets + 1 lb. foal feed

6-7 weeks



Feed 4 cups Pellets + 1 lb. foal feed

7-8 weeks



Feed 5 cups Pellets + 1 1/2 lbs. foal feed

2-3 months



Wean from liquid milk replacer. Feed 6 cups Pellets + 2 lbs. foal feed.

3-4 months



Feed 6 cups Pellets and 3 lbs. foal feed daily

4-5 months



Feed 3 cups Pellets and 4 lbs. foal feed daily

5-6 months



Feed 3 cups Pellets and 5 lbs. foal feed daily

6-12 months



Change to a 14% protein weanling ration of grain and hay/pasture.

If extra condition is required, supplement with 1 to 3 cups of Foal-Lac Pellets daily.

5. Reconstituted Foal-Lac Powder can be fed in a bottle. Any milk left by the foal after 3 hours should be discarded. Always wash the feeding utensils with hot, soapy water and rinse well after each feeding.

6. Good quality tender hay, salt, and water should be provided free choice starting at 10 days of age.

7. The foal should receive exercise daily to stimulate appetite and to develop bone and muscle.

8. Consult your veterinarian for parasite control, necessary immunizations and signs of illness.

Store in a cool, dry place. Not for human consumption.

Sold by weight not by volume

©2012 PetAg, Inc., 255 Keyes Avenue, Hampshire, IL 60140 U.S.A.

Est. No. IL-BLO-0004

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5 LB. (2.27kg)

1456F 0612, 1456B 0612

25 LB.


40 LB. (18.16kg)


CPN: 10970155

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