May 11, 2023
During pregnancy, the mare’s daily nutrient requirements allow her to maintain her own body condition and nutrient requirements, as well as support those of the growing fetus. Gestational weight gain can be around 12-15% of the mare’s initial body weight, mostly made up of fetal and placental tissues. Proper nutrition during pregnancy will set your broodmare up for successfully raising a healthy foal. Follow these tips on nutrition for the pregnant mare.