Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Broken record time....you need to be sure it's not physical. Get the blood done, and do the thyroid. Thyroid is not standard on most profiles so you have to ask for it. If it's gastric ulcers, clues can be found in theblood, but diagnosis can only be made for certain using gastroscope. Get a fecal done. Even though the previous owner says she was wormed regularly, you don't know for certain, or with what product. Horses with infestations can look very healthy - yet have MAJOR problems with bugs. Have a good look in her mouth. Bad teeth or a sore in the mouth can cause big problems. Just a few suggestions- we had a yearling who displayed similar behaviour, and it was a combo of the above problems. Ask your vet if regumate might help her? Maybe she is a pouty mare? I don't know if that can happen to that degree, but it's worth a shot.
Please keep us posted about her! Good luck!
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork