About Pavo Colostrum
The first milk of the mare is also called colostrum. This milk contains a high content of antibodies which protect the foal against infections during the first months. It may happen that the mare dies during or immediately after giving birth, in which case try to milk as much colostrum as possible from the udder and give it to the foal using a feeding bottle.
- If something goes wrong with mare or foal during birth, always alert the veterinarian, time is of the essence in increasing the chances of life.