Shetland Foal Milk Service

Kept at Thordale Stud is an emergency supply of mare’s milk replacer and colostrum any time – available 24 hours a day

The kit costs £10.00 and contains all you need to get your foal back on its feet if, for whatever reason, your mare has no milk.

Included in the kit, is a rubber foal teat, sterilising tablets and mare’s milk replacer milk powder along with full emergency feeding instructions.

There will be enough in the pack to cover you for a few days and then you can purchase more from the company who supply it. The details will be in the Emergency Pack.

This scheme is run purely for the benefit of all equine breeders in the Northern Isles – it is not financially profiting.

It is for every equine breeder anytime.


Just phone Thordale Stud on 01595 809 432 and ask for Frances for more details, advice and assistance.


Sharon Williamson - 01856 741248 (home) and 01856 873535 (work)

The National Foaling Bank was started in 1965 and they enthusiastically support this venture, as does Her Majesty The Queen who said she was “very interested to learn that you are currently setting up a scheme to supply mare’s replacement milk and colostrum for orphaned foals in Orkney and Shetland”.

Northwards Ltd carry small amounts of freight free of charge between Shetland, Orkney and Aberdeen on behalf of the Shetland Foal Milk Service.

Loganair carry the Emergency Packs free of charge from Sumburgh to Kirkwall.

Price List

Emergency Foal Pack - £10.00 

Foal-Stim (Red Bull with colostrum) - £16.00 - gets the foal up and on its feet.

Space Blanket - £1.00