depressed? or too many meds.
My 12 yr old gelding has had a host of problems recently, most notably a salivary gland infection which was radically treated with metronidizole and iv penecillin. Very poorly, and lost condition. Now on pro biotics and equijoule and eating well, bar colic last week, which thankfully passed very quickly.
Vet reckoned as a result of strong antibiotics. His diet is currently being assessed and modified to improve digestion and condition.
I thought he was on the mend, back in light work. Recently he just doesn't seem to have the energy, like he can't be bothered. He's normally very spooky & highly strung, he's alert enough, ears pricked etc but no spooking - not a bad thing but its not him. He responds but is behind my leg and no bounce.
Generally, he seems happy enough but kinda under the weather, lethargic even. Eating well, stools normal. Thinking if getting vet to check bloods to be sure.
Maybe meds have really knocked him for 6? Or could he be depressed?
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