Body condition help *pics*
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Body condition help *pics*

This is a discussion on Body condition help *pics* within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree1Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-24-2013, 08:38 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Body condition help *pics*

    My 11yr old appendix gelding does not hold weight at all and I'm not sure what to do!
    I've heard that adding oil to his feed can help him gain weight but I've also heard bad things about oil too?
    Any weight gaining supplements ?

    Please no rude comments, I only bought him about two weeks ago and he is fed enough as suggested by my vet but I don't want to start working him until he gains some weight

    Pics to come today (in school right now so they won't download)
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-24-2013, 10:45 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    I think one of the first things that people with more experience than me are going to say is.....get on a worming schedule. I personally, am a fan of herbs, and so I avoid chemicals wherever possible.
    Roux likes this.
         
        09-24-2013, 10:48 AM
      #3
    Foal
    You might want to get a vet out to check his teeth. If he has some hooks, or enamel points, it could be making chewing painful so he will eat less, or he may not be able to chew properly, stopping him from properly digesting his food.
         
        09-24-2013, 11:07 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    He is not on grass pasture so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

    He is on a regular worming schedule and I rotate wormers
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        09-24-2013, 01:25 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Teeth, fecal and ulcers. Check those things out. Grass shouldn't matter if he's being fed QUALITY hay.
         
        09-24-2013, 02:43 PM
      #6
    Trained
    Besides pics, we need to know what he eats, how much of it by weight, and how often. Don't ask....go and weigh it yourself.
         
        09-24-2013, 03:08 PM
      #7
    Started
    Exactly what I was going to say deserthorsewoman.

    Adding something like oil or cool calories is only going to help if he gets enough to eat. If he is not gaining weight I would be feeding more. Free choice quality hay is always available to my hard keepers or horses that are trying to put weight on.
         
        09-24-2013, 06:16 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nikkibella    
    He is not on grass pasture so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

    He is on a regular worming schedule and I rotate wormers
    Posted via Mobile Device
    many horses need something other than a regular schedule to rid them of worms.
         
        09-25-2013, 10:16 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    He gets 2 flakes of T&A and 1 costal and two scoops of "seminole gold chance 10"in the morning (around 6:30am) afternoon (around 4pm) he gets 3 scoops of beet pulp and two more scoops of Seminole gold chance 10 along with about half a cup of ground flax seed, evening (around 6pm) 2 more flakes of T&A and 1 costal
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        09-25-2013, 10:17 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    Churumbeque what else can I do to rid him of worms ?
    Posted via Mobile Device
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Body Condition Score? Dreamcatcher5 Horse Health 11 05-08-2013 07:34 PM
    Body Condition.. nvr2many Horse Health 14 01-27-2013 12:23 AM
    Body Condition of the Broodmare Glynnis Horse Breeding 10 01-19-2013 11:07 AM
    Scoring body condition Crossover Horse Health 27 06-18-2011 10:31 AM
    Body Condition cosmomomo Horse Health 8 04-06-2011 10:35 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0