My mare died about 2 years ago. We didn't have a necropsy done but the vet thought is was some kind of cancer. She went down hill very fast(diarrhea, not eating, etc) In about a week she lost close to 300 pounds. She finally past away about 10 days after the beginning symptoms. She was 6. We spent over $6000 on meds and vet visits and bills. We kept her last filly, Gabby.
Gabby just turned 3 this year. Just recently she has been exhibiting the same signs as her mother. She has lost all her weight even though she has been wormed numerous time, constantly has food(hay and grain), and fresh water. She looks like nothing but a rack of bones. At this point I know we will not be able to save her and we are going to put her down this evening. My question is has anyone ever heard of this? Both then and now all other horses are completely fine so whatever it is obviously isn't contagious. When her mother went through this the vet did blood work and found nothing wrong other then her red blood count was EXTREMELY low. I am needless to say very upset as she and her mother were both my personal riding horses.
I have no idea how her other babies are as I don't know where they are. I just don't understand if it was some kind of genetic thing why it has hit Gabby so much sooner then it did Peaches. If anyone has any incite or advice that would be great. As I said if she even makes it till this evening she will be put down. I, my husband, mother, and father all feel she is past the point of recovery.
Thanks in advance,