Orphan Foal Adoption Program
At WestVETS we offer an adoption service for orphan foals. The advantage of our program is that the mares that we have induced to produce milk have NOT had to create a foal to do so. The quality of milk produced by these mares is similar to a normal post-foaling mare. We are able to provide mares that will adopt the foal and develop a maternal bond that mimics a foaling mare. While there are excellent milk replacers on the market at the moment, there is a large amount of time and money invested in the feeding of an orphan foal. Additionally, orphaned foals often develop poor social skills towards other horses and abnormal/dangerous behaviour towards humans. This adoption program provides a solution for these problems and provides a socially balanced and healthy foal.