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Pavo Podo®StartSmall pellets for young foals

Pavo Podo®Start - Small pellets for young foals

About Pavo Podo®Start

Pavo Podo®Start (5mm pellet) is not only rich in high-quality proteins (essential amino acids) but also provides all the vitamins and minerals that your young foal needs. It forms a good basis for the transition from mare’s milk to solid food. Extra magnesium supports the rapid bone growth during the growth spurt and easily digestible copper, zinc and manganese ensure uninterrupted bone growth. For steady growth of the young foal from 3 weeks to 8 months.

Also watch step 1: Pavo Podo®Lac and step 3: Pavo Podo®Grow of our Podo®Concept.
Pavo Podo®Care, a nutritional supplement for very young foals up to 30 months.

Important characteristics
  • Contains the proven Podo®Concept
  • Magnesium rich and high digestible copper, zinc and maganese for healthy bone and joint growth
  • 5 mm pellet, easily eaten by young foals
  • All the important vitamins for an even, balanced growth

Pavo Podo®Start is step 2 in supporting a foal towards a healthy, adult life. Pavo Podo®Grow is step 3 in the Podo®Concept and is suitable for foals from 8 months of age.

  • For young foals from 3 weeks to 8 months.



Feeding advice

Average recommended feeding advice for foals per 100kg expected adult body weight per day from the 3th month of life.

  • 1st month: 150 g
  • 2nd month: 200 g

  • 3rd month: 250 g

  • 4th month: 300 g

  • 5th month: 350 g

  • 6th month: 400 g

Gradually change to Pavo Podo®Grow after the 6th month of life.

Feed scoop content

  • One Pavo feed scoop Pavo PodoStart contains approximately 1.2 kg.

Product Specifications

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Wheat feed
Soya (bean), extracted, toasted
Soya hulls
Lucerne (alfalfa)
Cane Molasses
Calcium carbonate
Sodium chloride
Soybean oil
Brewer's yeast


Bags 20 kg

Storage advise

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

Vitamin levels (per kg)

Vitamin A 18.000 IE
Vitamin D3 3.000 IE
Vitamin E 426 mg
Vitamin K3 4 mg
Vitamin B1 45 mg
Vitamin B2 18 mg
Vitamin B6 12 mg
Pantothenic acid 26 mg
Folin 10 mg
D-Biotin 630 mcg

Minerals and trace elements (per kg)

Calcium 1,07 %
Phosphorus 0,52 %
Sodium 0,35 %
Potassium 1,48 %
Magnesium 0,5 %
Copper 78 mg
Iron 144 mg
Zinc 312 mg
Manganese 198 mg
Selenium 0,96 mg
Iodine 1,2 mg

Chelated minerals
Organic form of Selenium

Shelf life

Bags 6 mth


Energy (DE) 11,2 MJ/kg
Energy (EWpa) 0,89 EWpa
Energy (ME) 9,5 MJ/kg
Dig. crude protein 135 gr/ kg
Crude protein 16,5 %
Crude fat 6,1 %
Crude fibre 11 %
Crude ash 8,3 %
Sugar 13,0 %
Starch 14,6 %
Lysine 7,9 g
Methionine 2,3 g

Feeding advice kg/day

Bodyweight adult horse -> 200 kg 400 kg 600 kg
Age   kg / day kg / day kg / day
0. - 2.
Pasture grass + mare's milk
0,1 - 0,4
0,2 - 0,5
0,3 - 0,75
3. - 5.
Month *)
Pasture grass + mare's milk
0,25 - 1,0
0,5 - 1,5
0,75 - 1,5
6. - 7.
Hay or dry silage
1,0 - 2,0
0,5 - 1,25
2,0 - 4,0
1,0 - 2,0
3,0 - 6,0
1,5 - 2,5

*) Double the amount of Podo Start if the foal is weaned

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 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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