Can someone give me more information about this Disease. The one little pony (yes Scribbles, the cuttiest little pony in the world) isn't doing too well at all and I'm afraid that it might be something serious.
He still has alot of winter fur and no matter how long we spend grooming him (we spent 2 hours...me and a friend) grooming him yesterday and though we got alot off, there is still alot there) it won' tall go away. He's really skinny though he gets alot to eat. He weights probably 500 pounds (when he was a good weight) and he gets probably half a bale (or more) plus grain, beet pulp, and wheat bran. But he's still really skinny. He seems really runned down and just doesn't have the "spark" that he once had.
Both me and the BO are trying to fatten him up...we are slowly upping his grain intake (so he doesn't colic) and he gets the ammount that Sonny gets now (or close to it). But I'm thinking it's something more serious than just not eating enough...cause if I got as much food as him...I'd get fat really quickly.
I told how Scribbles was doing to a friend and she said it sounds like Cushings Disease so I left a note for the BO suggesting to get Scribbles tested for Cushings Disease but I'd like more information on it, what all the symptoms are (so I can see if Scribbles is actually showing signs of it) and learn possibly pervention methods (if any) and how a horse gets it (if it's not through their genes).
Here's a picture of Scribbles also (a recent one...he looks kinda bad but not as bad as he does now)