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Feeding Guide

Newborn - Weaned

Foal Milk Replacer

As a milk replacer, Di-Vetelact Original fulfils the vital nutritional requirements of newborn foals that have been rejected, orphaned or early weaned.

It contains essential amino acids and fatty acids necessary to help with tissue growth and supplies vitamins and minerals in a purposeful nutrient profile to ensure foals reach their maximum potential.

Di-Vetelact Original is also beneficial as a supplement to mothers milk if supply is lacking, mum is stressed and for non thriving foals needing supplemental feeds

Directions for Feeding
Foal Milk Replacer

110mL daily of liquid Di-Vetelact® Original per 1kg of body weight daily

Divided into equal portions for each feed. 

  • Day 2 - 7 Feed 2-3 hourly
  • Day 7 - 21 Feed 3-4 hourly
  • Day 21 - 28 Feed 4-6 hourly
  • Months 2 - 4 Feed 6-8 hourly
  • Months 4 - 6 Feed 8-12 hourly

*All foals should receive their mother’s milk for at least 2 days, if possible. The early colostrum milk helps with immunity due to its high concentration of the antibodies IgA and IgG which protect against viruses and bacteria. If mare’s milk was not possible, speak to your vet about a suitable colostrum.

Weaned - Fully Grown

Nutritional Supplement
To Support Growth & Development

Di-Vetelact Original is recommended as a supplement to ensure the best start and sustain the nutritional needs of your foal while it grows.

It contains complete, balanced nutrition for ongoing growth and development. And is also beneficial when transitioning your foal from broodmare to a new home.

It supports good health, and the development of  a good temperament in your horse

Directions for Feeding
Growth and Development Support

100mL approximately of prepared liquid Di-Vetelact® Original per 10kg body weight daily 

Pre-Natal / Pregnant / Lactating

Nutritional Supplement

Di-Vetelact Original is helpful prior to and then during pregnancy as it supports the broodmare’s increased need for calories, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for healthy foetal development.

It is recommended as a pregnancy nutritional supplement as it contains iodine and folate and provides beneficial nutrients for the developing foal to store in their body to utilise immediately after birth. 

Proper nutritional management of the broodmare during late gestation will give her foal the best start in life.

Di-Vetelact Original is also supportive for the broodmare throughout lactation for the energy requirements essential to support optimal milk supply and nutrient production, required by her foal

Directions for Feeding
Pre Natal / Pregnant / Lactating Support

100mL approximately of prepared liquid Di-Vetelact® Original per 10kg body weight daily 

Ongoing Optimum Health And Condition

Nutritional Supplement

Recommended as a nutritional supplement for ongoing optimum condition. Di-Vetelact Original supplies 25 essential and beneficial vitamins and minerals supporting optimum health.

Sulphur containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, support a glossy and luscious coat.

Directions for Feeding
Ongoing Optimum Health, and Show Horse Support

30mL approximately of prepared liquid Di-Vetelact® Original per 10kg body weight daily

Alternatively one scoop of Di-Vetelact Original powder sprinkled over the feed per 20kg body weight

Let the horse take what it needs.

Horses In Work

Nutritional Supplement

Hard-working horses need more and energy than the average horse. They also need extra nutrients and electrolytes.

Di-Vetelact Original is recommended as a nutritional supplement that ensures delivery of nutrients in a “Nutritionally Complete” profile, supplying 25 vitamins and minerals and important amino acid protein building blocks for muscle development and maintenance.

It supports good health and the development of a good temperament in your horse. Supplying calming, stabilising and nurturing nutrients such as Tryptophan, Tyrosine, B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium to assist in reducing stress, calming and promoting focus whilst training, work and performing.

Di-Vetelact Original also supplies sulphur containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, producing a glossy and luscious coat helping to promote the beauty of your horse

Directions for Feeding
Horses in Work Support

60mL approximately of prepared liquid Di-Vetelact Original per 10kg body weight daily  

Alternatively one scoop of Di-Vetelact® Original powder sprinkled over the feed per 10kg body weight

Let the horse take what it needs.

Recovery & Restoration

Nutritional Supplement

Di-Vetelact Original contains all the essential vitamins and minerals, amino acid proteins and fats necessary for tissue repair and healing when horses are have been through an operation or illness.

Directions for Feeding
Recovery and Restoration Support

Offer around 6-12L of prepared liquid Di-Vetelact Original daily. 

Divided into 6 feeds. Let your animal drink as much as it needs at this time.

Let the horse take what it needs.

Horse on a range

Preparation of Di-Vetelact Milk

Directions :

  • Use the 20mL Di-Vetelact® scoop supplied = 9 grams powder.
  • Add 1 scoop to 60mL of warm water.
  • For 1 Litre : add 15 scoops,135g to 900mL.

Ensure water has been pre-boiled and is cooled to approximately 40ºC. Mix together well to form a smooth milk consistency. Always shake or stir vigorously before feeding to evenly distribute nutrients.

Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 24 hours.

Bottle feeding: Any milk remaining in the bottle should be discarded after the feed.

Bowl feeding: Any milk remaining in the bowl should be discarded after 2 hours. Ensure bowl is cleaned well.

Serving :

*Day 1 and 2 Foals must receive colostrum from their mother or a quality veterinary recommended replacement

* Feed infants with sterilised teat and bottle, or from a feeding bowl or bucket

*The foal or horse should take what it needs. But do not overfeed.

*For animals not inclined to lap milk, mix Di-Vetelact® OriginalDV milk into their food. Or, sprinkle powder over their meal as a delicious topper 

Storage : 

Sealed container should be stored in a cool dry place. Once opened keep sealed when not in use and for best results use within 1 month of opening.

Benefits of Di-Vetelact

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Silky smooth, easy to mix formula

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Natural food grade ingredients

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