Originally Posted by farmpony84 in From the Horror Files of Cinny....
"I was surprised by that video because I've seen so much better out of Cinny."
Exactly, not typical Cinny behavior at all. He should be getting better, not worse especially since we have been working with a trainer again. I have been doing some research and..... I am about 95% sure Cinny has ulcers or other gastro intestinal issues going on. He started getting bad and progressing to worse about a month ago, right after his teeth float, shots and wormer... and then I took him to a show. His neighbor has been on stall rest for weeks and is acting up really badly, which I'm sure also stresses Cin out. It's been a high stress month for him.
1) He acts like he's starving but rarely finishes his food and I have been feeding him LESS than I was.
2) He is starting to loose weight
3) His "glow" is gone, he now has a dull coat
4) He is girthy, and he didn't used to be
5) He is sensitive to groom under his tummy and around his flanks
6) He wont' play in turnout anymore. He used to gallop around like a mad horse for half an hour or more, now he gallops for about a minute then suddenly stops and stands in one place like he's afraid to move.
7) He used to be wonderful on trail, now he's spooky and full of anxiety on trail including prancing the whole way, spinning, rearing and kicking out.
8) He seems crooked to one side and where he used to be strong on picking up correct canter leads, he won't
9) He is fine walking but trotting and cantering turn him into a major butthead and he even pins his ears when I ask for a canter, his favorite gait.
10) His teeth grinding was almost gone, but now it's back and worse than ever
11) He has occasionally shown signs of mild, short lived bouts of colic.
12) He is not performing to the level he was just months ago, even with training.
13) People at my stable have commented on him seeming to be very cranky lately.
So.... I have ordered him some Ulcergard and SmartGut. I'm going to get him some stuff like Probios and the such today to help relieve his pain untll the other things get here, and I am putting him on rest. I'm also waiting for the vet to call me back to discuss his possible ulcers and whether or not he should be scoped at this point or just treat him, and what the treatment should be.
Upon my research on the internet I found this stomach ulcers in horses and hind gut ulcers and it REALLY hit home after reading it.... especially after all my other research of symptoms. What she describes is not just her horse, but Cinny too!
Will keep you updated....