Mare-Care is a high spec mix for broodmares, providing extra nutritional support to meet the specific nutrient requirements during late pregnancy, leading up to foaling and through lactation.
A broodmare's feeding programme should be divided into three separate stages:
1. Early pregnancy, from conception through seven months of pregnancy. Barren mares and pregnant mares without foals by their sides fit into this nutritional category.
2. The last trimester of pregnancy, from seven months of pregnancy through to foaling.
3. Lactation, which generally lasts for five or six months after foaling.
The nutrient requirements for these three stages differ markedly and adjustments should be made in the mare's feeding programme to accommodate these differences. The most common mistakes made in feeding broodmares are overfeeding during early pregnancy, and underfeeding during lactation.