She started two threads, here's the information from the other one:
I had a four year old mare go that seamed to be larhergic so I called my vet, she was eating just seemed like she was vary sleepy. He said not to worrie well the nexed day she was fine and the only diffrence is she was drinking more water. That was about 3 weeks ago Now on the 18th a friend who has done all of her exercising and riding had her working and got video of her troting and My "friend was having a hard time keeping her in a trot because she seamed to feel her oats. Well on the morning of the 19th I went out to throw extra feed and brake ice she looked fine and ate her food without any issues. My friend called about 6 that evning saying she was looking horrible, So my first thought was colic. |
I get there and it looks like in under a day she lost 50lbs my first thought was dehidration but her water bucket was under the half way mark so she was drinking. She had stoped eating. I rubbed her belly and pushed and got no reaction out of anything I did. We called every vet number I could find and we couldnt find one willing to come out. (i live in wendover NV/UT the closest vet is about a two hour drive)
We put more water in buckit and she was drininkg, when my husband came into her pen she wondered over to him and put her head on his sholder then followed him around were ever he went. When I looked at her gummes they were white :( we stayed with her untill my stomic started cramping. So her symptoms were
Drinking but not eating
No tenderness anywere encluding hoofs
She seamed a little weak but was walking around on her own
We left a little after 10pm and I asked my husband to cheak on her befor we went to sleep that night and planned on hauling her in to salt lake in the morning, but when we went to see how she was doing befor midnight she was dead. It looked like she just feel over, there was no marks around her feet suggesting she laid down or made any effort to stand. I have another mare same feed/pen everything and she is older and doing perfectly fine. I have talked to a few vets and they don't have any ideas eather. Everyone at the stable is stuned by her loss because she was current on all her shots and passed all the tests helthwise three months ago. So I am asking dose anyone have any ideas what it was that sent her down hill so fast?