Weanling Nutrition Calculator

Did You Know

Weanling horses have unique nutritional needs that change rapidly as they grow. Providing the correct balance of nutrients is essential for their development and overall health. Our nutrition calculator is designed to help you create a diet that supports the growth and wellbeing of your weanling horse.


Welcome to the Animal Nutrition Calculator’s Weanling Horse Nutrition Calculator. This tool is created to assist horse owners in meeting the complex dietary requirements of weanling horses. It considers factors such as current weight, age, expected mature weight, and growth rate to provide you with customized feeding recommendations.

Getting Started: What You’ll Need

To use this calculator effectively, you’ll need to have the following information ready:

  • Your weanling’s current weight (150-1100 lbs/ 68-500 kg) 

  • Age of your weanling

  • Estimated mature weight of your weanling

  • Expected growth rate (moderate or rapid)

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Tips for a Healthy Weanling Horse Diet

  • Balanced Nutrition: Ensure that the diet includes the right balance of energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Quality Forage: High-quality hay or pasture is vital for proper development.

  • Concentrates: If needed, add concentrates to the diet in moderation and according to growth needs.

  • Regular Monitoring: Keep track of your weanling’s weight and body condition, adjusting the diet as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Should I Feed My Weanling Horse?

Feed a diet rich in quality forage, supplemented with concentrates formulated for young, growing horses if necessary. Always ensure clean, fresh water is available.

How Often Should I Adjust My Weanling’s Diet?

Monitor your weanling’s body condition and growth regularly and adjust the diet accordingly, typically every 1-2 months. As the foal continues to grow it’s nutritional requirements will fluctuate. Check out the Growing Horse Nutrition Calculator to establish your horse’s needs after weaning.

Why Trust Animal Nutrition Calculator and How This Calculator Was Developed

The Animal Nutrition Calculator is a tool developed with input from veterinary nutritionists and based on extensive research into equine nutrition. This Weanling Horse Nutrition Calculator has been developed to align with current industry standards and scientific guidelines, ensuring you’re provided with information you can trust.


This calculator is designed to serve as a guide and is not a replacement for professional veterinary advice. Always consult with your veterinarian for personalized nutrition plans tailored to your weanling horse’s specific needs