fat & skinny
Hey everyone, I am new to forums but I joined this one is hopes of getting some ideas. I have two very interesting cases on my hand.
One is a palomino mare, she is very obese, the previous owner says she has looked pregnant for two years now, we know she is not pregnant just very very fat, she was on very lush pasture, sounds not too abnormal - BUT she is SUPER fuzzy, as though she had never lost her winter coat, even though everyday is 30C plus weather, AND the other day i noticed a big lump in her throat... doesnt bother her eating drinking or breathing.
SO...... what do you guys think??? Cushings... Thyroid problem... OR???
My next case is an old mare, I know she is at least 28 and her teeth are in very poor condition. She is always a little on the thin side but not gross. Nothing has changed about her diet (pasture and beetpulp and protein feed), however in the last 2 or so weeks, she has gone from a little down in weight to dropping by the day, when only a few weeks ago her ribs where showing a little.... now every rib is showing, her back bone sticks out about 5 inches and her hips are completely protruding..... what is happening? Is she dying on me????? Like I said, none of her eating or drinking habits have changes and she is still alert and friendly.
Would love some input on these two strange cases...
Thanks a bunch!