Originally Posted by mbender
Just got a text from the people that took my mare and my filly in. I gave her my mare and I'm keeping the filly. Mare is 22yrs old and has now dropped close to 100lbs. I'm so upset it isn't funny. I'm here and she's way over there (Wisconsin). Killing me. So I told her to bump her grain up and make sure there is plenty of hay. She was only giving her maybe a lb. She's a hard keeper as it is.
So now I'm freaking out. Do you think ulcers can cause weight loss? She had her teeth done in November 2010. Has been wormed. Could she possibly be missing me? To me that is such a silly thought. But we were so closely bonded. I don't know. Should I have her try to up grain first and see in 2 weeks if she gains or have a vet out right away? Ahhh! Help!
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I would definitely tell her to up her grain, especially at 22yrs old. Beau is a bit of a hard keeper too, so I know how it feels.
I don't know if ulcers can cause weight loss, I would assume they wouldn't but, I have never had to deal with ulcers. I would have a vet check her teeth again though just to be sure. I would wait about 2 weeks and than call the vet if nothing changes.
Weight doesn't come on in a snap of a finger though. I am sorry you have to go through this mbender. Hope your girl gets better soon