What can I give my mare to increase her milk production during lactation?

If a mare is not producing enough milk for her nursing foal, consider the following:
1. A thin mare may not provide adequate volume and quality of milk to a foal as a result of a decrease in the mare’s body condition. Mares need energy and high-quality protein for milk production (14% crude protein grain mix). Generally an increase in grain volume will supply more energy.
2. Low lactating mares consuming fescue pasture or hay may benefit from a veterinary-prescribed paste marketed as Equi-tox to increase milk production.
3. Genetically, some mares will be low milk producers.
If your lactating mare is not producing enough milk for her young foal, we recommend consulting your veterinarian.