Two studies were carried out to investigate on the nutritional status of newborn foals also related to some mare milk characteristics. In the first study 5 foals born from Franch Montagnes x Bardigiana mares were muzzled and artificially reared in order to get more information on foals' nutritional status during the first weeks after birth. Mares' milk characteristics were also investigated. In a second study, the effects of fish oil supplementation, source of ω3-PUFA, to five mares' diet on some plasma metabolites and on growth rate of the foals were evaluated according to a switch back design. Although the high variability between foals, remarkable changes in the blood chemistry and in some metabolic profiles were observed in arti-ficially reared or suckling foals during the first weeks of extrauterine life.

Nutritional status of the foals related to the age and to mares' feeding / E. Salimei, V. Bontempo, V. Dell'Orto. - In: PFERDEHEILKUNDE. - ISSN 0177-7726. - 12:3(1996), pp. 245-248. [10.21836/pem19960316]

Nutritional status of the foals related to the age and to mares' feeding

V. Bontempo;V. Dell'Orto
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1996

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Two studies were carried out to investigate on the nutritional status of newborn foals also related to some mare milk characteristics. In the first study 5 foals born from Franch Montagnes x Bardigiana mares were muzzled and artificially reared in order to get more information on foals' nutritional status during the first weeks after birth. Mares' milk characteristics were also investigated. In a second study, the effects of fish oil supplementation, source of ω3-PUFA, to five mares' diet on some plasma metabolites and on growth rate of the foals were evaluated according to a switch back design. Although the high variability between foals, remarkable changes in the blood chemistry and in some metabolic profiles were observed in arti-ficially reared or suckling foals during the first weeks of extrauterine life.
Foal; Mare; Milk; Plasma metabolites
Settore AGR/18 - Nutrizione e Alimentazione Animale
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