feeding and care of horses

Pavo Podo®CareFeed supplement for growing foals up to 30 months


About Pavo Podo®Care

During its first months of life, a foal needs a lot of building blocks for a healthy bone development. But it is of utmost importance that these substances are available in the right quantaties. Too much of one mineral or too little of another can lead to disorders, such as OC or OCD. If the quantities are  incorrect, the intake of the required minerals can be impaired.

Pavo PodoCare: minerals in the right ratio

Pavo PodoCare contains the minerals phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and vitamin D to support optimum growth of the bone tissue. Specifically, phosphorus and magnesium are the key for a healthy bone build-up. People often incorrectly assume that foals need extra calcium, however, this is abundantly present in the mare’s milk and in the roughage. Based on the latest scientific research, the ratio of minerals in Pavo PodoCare are carefully tailored to the foal’s requirements. The product does not contain wheat, so it is suitable for a gluten-free diet.

Feeding advice Pavo PodoCare

Try to make the foal eat Pavo PodoCare from as young an age as possible. At four to six weeks, foals usually try eating solid food, usually by eating from their mothers’ feed bowls. It is recommended to teach them to eat independently from a young age, by offering them their own separate feed bowl at a small distance from the mare.

Pavo PodoCare now also available in paste form!

Does your young foal not yet eat pellets? In addition to pellets, Pavo PodoCare is now also available in paste form: Pavo PodoCare Liquid. By giving your foal 1 syringe of Pavo PodoCare Liquid per day, you make sure that your young foal takes in all the important minerals that support optimum bone growth!

Important characteristics
  • The best start for a healthy foal
  • Supports a healthy bone development 
  • Mineral ratios tailored to requirements
  • Scientifically proven effect
  • For young foals up to 30 months
  • For mares during the last months of gestation when they do not get Pavo PodoLac 
Feeding advice

To ensure that a foal is not short of anything during this important stage of its life, you can give it Pavo PodoCare up till the age of 30 months, or until the time the foal starts to independently eat Pavo PodoStart. As soon as a warmblood foal eats 1 kg Pavo PodoStart a day, then it is no longer necessary to add Pavo PodoCare.

  • Horse foal: 200 grams per day
  • Pony foal: 100 grams per day

Product Specifications

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Lucerne (alfalfa)
Rye middlings
Magnesium phosphate
Cane Molasses
Magnesium salts of organic acids


Bucket 8 kg

Storage advise

Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Reclose after usage

Guaranteed analysis

Energy (DE) 6,7 MJ/kg
Energy (EWpa) 0.54 EWpa
Energy (ME) 5,7 MJ/kg
Dig. crude protein 84 gr/kg
Crude protein 12,5 %
Crude fat 3,2 %
Crude fibre 19,2 %
Crude minerals 17,3 %
Sugar 8,5 %
Starch 4 %

Minerals and trace elements (per kg)

Calcium 1,3 %
Phosphorus 1,4 %
Magnesium 2,3 %
Sodium 0,3 %
Potassium 1,6 %
Copper 290 mg
Iron 675 mg
Zinc 830 mg
Manganese 520 mg
Selenium 1,3 mg
Iodine 0,5 mg

Chelated minerals
Organic form of Selenium

Shelf life

Bags 18 mth

Vitamin levels (per kg)

β-Carotene 400 mg
Vitamin A 31.275 IE
Vitamin D3 20.820 IE
Vitamin E 1.300 IE
Vitamin K3 20 mg
Vitamin B1 104 mg
Vitamin B2 130 mg
Vitamin B6 78 mg
Vitamin B12 1.042 mg
Vitamin C 4.000 mg
Pantothenic acid 115 mg
Choline 3.000 mg
Folic acid 52 mg
Niacin 188 mg
D-Biotin 3.645 mcg

Feeding advice

Frequently asked questions

How to increase the fertility of the mare?

To increase the fertility of the mare, a balanced and optimized feeding is requested.

The risk of a non-disposal of the afterbirth increases in case of deficiency of magnesium in the diet. From research on roughage we know, that the energy content is lower than the years before. Also the level of minerals is lower than expected. In most cases calcium and phosphorus are covered in combination with additional feed, but magnesium is not covered. This is the reason for the high magnesium content in Pavo Podo Lac.

Vitamin E (and Selenium)
Both are very important for a good fertility. A high level of vitamin E in the fodder is necessary for a good detachment of the placenta.

Increase fertility:
Be sure that all the mares which need to get pregnant get as much (day-) light as possible. Keep on the lights in the stable until 11 p.m. 
Give the mare enough possibility to move so that the uterus can clean itself. Take care of a healthy and balanced diet. Create a clean, quiet and stressless atmosphere in the stable.



What are the differences compared to other feeds for mares?

The greatest difference is the amount, the ratio and the absorption ability of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and aminoacids. In particular, compare the vitamin-e level. In addition, the trace elements are bound organically, which increases the ability of absorption and availability of trace elements.

Pavo Podo®Lac meets the needs of the mare: The fodder needs change, especially during the last three months of gestation and the first two months of lactation.

What means Podo®?

Podo® is a unique mineral-complex with balanced minerals and trace elements. Minerals and trace elements play an important role for the growth of bones. The right ratio and a good absorption are important for a good develeopment of the bone structure. Podo® consists of the right combination of elements for each level of growth, so that your foal will grow well with low risk of potential of diseases regarding bones. The effect of Podo is based on the following processes:

  • activation of the metabolism
  • increase of blood circulation in tendons and joints
  • increased use of minerals
  • prevention of cracks in the cartilage
  • increased storage of calcium in growing bone structure
  • inhibitory effect on chronicle inflammation, edema and inflammation of bone- and cartilage - structure

Podo®, based on scientific research:
The recipe of Podo is based on scientific research and field tests.Breeders and veterinarians, who work with the Podo® program are totally satisfied about the results.

How should horse feeds be stored?

All horse feeds should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. Close the bag after each use.

Do any Pavo products contain substances relevant to doping?

PAVO producten can be safetly used when you compete at FEI sanctioned competitions. For detailed information check our pages regarding product quality.

Due to different national doping requirements, please be aware of specific regulations regarding your home country.

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