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Foal Care

Give Your Newborn Foal A Healthy Start

Buckets of Platinum Performance® Equine, Osteon®, and Bio-Sponge® Paste syringe

Feeding for the Future®

Early supplementation can support proper bone formation, connective tissue health, and provide the building blocks for overall long-term health.

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“We don't lose babies. We might get a really sick baby every three or four years if something bad happens, but you talk to some breeding operations and man, they lose three or four babies a year. We attribute that to the Platinum products, especially the Bio-Sponge. We just don't have that kind of problem, and we're firm believers in the Platinum products.”
— Dale Barron, Nichols Quarter Horses
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Health Tip

Platinum Performance® Equine can be administered to young horses as soon as they start nibbling on solid feed. The potent ingredients found in Platinum Performance® Equine are important to young, growing foals.

Choosing The Right Formulas For The Growing Foal

Total Body Health
For The Growing Foal

Administer 1/2 scoop twice daily of Platinum Performance® Equine to support growth and development of young horses. Feed 1 scoop daily of Platinum Balance® as a prebiotic and probiotic to help maintain levels of beneficial bacteria, proper pH levels and digestion of fiber.

Advanced Digestive Support
During Weaning and Times of Stress

Administer 1 scoop daily of Platinum Gastric Support® to maintain stomach and hindgut health during the stress of weaning. As needed for occasional diarrhea, administer 3 tablespoons of Bio-Sponge® powder or 30 cc of Bio-Sponge® paste twice daily. When fecal matter has solidified, Bio-Sponge® may be discontinued.

Advanced Support For
Bone and Soft Tissue Health

For young horses at risk for developmental issues, administer 1/2 scoop of Osteon® twice daily as a bio-available source of silicon. Supplementation with silicon promotes healthy bone mineral content and formation.

Support for Orphan Foals
Or Foals That Can't Nurse

Administer 1/2 scoop (50g) of Platinum Neonate twice daily per 100lbs. Use with milk replacers for orphan foals or feed in a creep feeder for foals that are not getting the proper amount of mare milk.

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Platinum Performance® Equine, Platinum Performance® GI or Platinum Performance® CJ are each appropriate choices.

Bio-Sponge® powder in bucket, and Bio-Sponge paste in syringe with box

Bio-Sponge® may be Helpful for Foals

Bio-Sponge® is supportive for occasssional gastrointestinal distress. Many veterinarians rely on Bio-Sponge® to help support both foals and adult horses with occassional intestinal disturbances.

Prophylactic Use
Can be used prophylactically for foals on endemic farms.

Foal Heat Scours
Bio-Sponge® can provide support for foal heat scours.

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More Information on Nutrition for Foals

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Bio-Sponge® For Horses

Supporting Healthy Gastrointestinal Function

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Feeding Young Horses

Advanced Nutrition for The Growing Horse

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On the Front Lines of Life

An Inside View of Equine Reproduction

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Real Clients. Real Results.



Platinum Performance® client since 2012

“Sunny’s dam died 13 days after he was born. He started drinking Foal Lac milk replacer and eating Mares Match pellets. We put a maiden mare with Sunny as a companion. Sunny adjusted quite well. However we noticed him licking ‘dirt.’ I quickly added Platinum Equine and Sunny quit licking the dirt. Sunny has done extremely well on this diet. Thanks for a great product!!!”
— Wil S.



Platinum Performance® client since 2012

“Tulip was going to be my western pleasure contender when she had a career ending injury. Her new life as a broodmare was also in question until we put her on Platinum Performance CJ. She has had two beautiful foals. We call them our Platinum babies! Thanks for helping Tulip in her new life!”
— Linda

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