About This Product:
- Available in 1kg, 5kg, 10kg and 20kg packs.
Directions For Use:
- To make 1 liter of milk, add 170g of powder to 400ml of preboiled warm water. Mix to a paste, then make up to 1 liter liquid using preboiled warm water and mixing thoroughly. An electric whisk can be used for
- Success in hand-rearing cria greatly improves if
they receive colostrum at birth. Feed about 120g of Impact Colostrum
Supplement for cria that did NOT get colostrum from the dam.
- A healthy
cria should stand and begin nursing within 1 hour of birth.
- New born cria
should be kept in a clean, draught free environment.
- Warm Wombaroo to
about 35º C (95º F). Feed from a bottle with teat every 2 hours for the first 4
days, reducing this to every 4 hours by the end of the first week.
Continue feeding every 4 hours for the second week.
- During the third week,
reduce feeding to 6 hour intervals. For ease of feeding, encourage cria
to lap milk from a small bucket.
- Avoid dehydration during periods of hot
weather by giving cria a drink of pre-boiled water between feeds. Animals
drink water when thirsty so always have clean drinking water available.
- Depending upon its sex, a cria should weigh from 6 and 9kg at
birth and grow at a rate of 200 to 300g per day. Where possible, weigh
cria regularly to verify weight gains and to determine the volume of milk
- Overfeeding milk can cause diarrhea so feed the suggested
volumes in our tables.
- Mother-reared cria are usually weaned
at 6 to 9 months of age. As it is usually impractical to hand-rear a cria for
this amount of time, many owners will want to begin weaning as soon as possible.
We would advise feeding milk replacement for at least 3 months, requiring about 75
liters of Wombaroo.
- To entice cria to eat solids, offer small portions of
pelleted food soaked in Wombaroo. Once they start to eat solid food, reduce
the milk and increase solids until they are fully weaned.
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