Well I've noticed a change in behavior the past few days. Flicka seems depressed, seems to favor her right front leg, has a cut on her nose, yawns a lot and I was told by a friend who came with us today that her glands are swollen.
Flicka is a 2.5 year old mare that has been through a lot the past two weeks. She was in a pasture with to older horses. One would not allow us to get near Flicka and would chase her off whenever we got within ten feet of her. We would have to coax each into their stalls with food before we could catch her and put her halter on for ground work. We decided it was time for a move and found a pasture closer to home while we look for property. So, she went to the vet to have her coggins and shots updated and a wellness exam, she was given a clean bill of health.
So we moved her to the new pasture by herself. She comes right to us as soon as we walk in the gate. There's no other horses which might explain her depression but not sure. We see her at least every other day. I guess my biggest concern is swollen glands. I just found out from the owner of the pasture that a dead bird was pulled from her water barrel and that her feed was changed to straight sweet feed. Before she was on two scoops sweet feed, half scoop black sun flower seeds and one scoop Stategy. I'm concerned that the bird might have been diseased or the change in her feed might be causing issues. We cleaned her cut and put some Neosporin on it. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do would be appreciated. Also the temp is about 90 degrees and she went from a clover field to a coastal bermuda hay field.
If she doesn't feel better by the end of the Holidays I'll call the vet but I don't want to over react either. Thanks for any help offered and sorry for rambling.