Having an off day.

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Having an off day.

This is a discussion on Having an off day. within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Having an off day.

My little weanling is usually nosey and very cheery. I went out last nite to feed. He didnt come up to the barn with the two mares, so my first thought was, OMG he's out in the pasture laying down colicing. (It was dark and I realized I don't even have a flash light.) I thought Id quick take a look in the stalls. I saw his little butt just over the top of the partition. I was soo relieved. I knew he was out of sorts. I fed everyone hay, then grain. He left some grain at the bottom, but he drank all the water in it (I soak it.) He was in the stall after I left, I was there for about 2 hours. I saw him poop (it looked good) , he wasnt in any pain, he let me brush and pick his feet and he ate the hay I gave him. My biggest worries for him are choke and colic so I check him alot for that. But he just didnt seem right. He was also damp from the rain. He's got his winter coat so I think his underlayers were dry.

I wormed him last week. The plunger fell out as I was opening the package. I think I gave him too much because I couldnt get back it in right. He has been wormed before with out a problem. And the week I got him the vet thought he had worms so we did the 5 days of wormer pills and he was fine. His stool went back to normal (It was a puddle before). He has been wormed once since then on pyrantel. And last weds. He the got Equimax. That's the only think I can think of that would have been different then usual.

Any suggestions? Or things I should look for/ check when I go out to feed tonight? It was about 9pm and I wasnt about to wake up the vet if there wasnt anything physical he was going to find anyway.
Sponsored Links
    12-01-2009, 11:02 AM
How long have you had him, and how old is he? What grain are you feeding and why are you soaking it? Especially since you soak his feed, do you clean his feed bucket every other day or so?
    12-01-2009, 11:14 AM
How long have you had him, and how old is he? What grain are you feeding and why are you soaking it? Especially since you soak his feed, do you clean his feed bucket every other day or so?
Ive had hin since July. He's about 9 months. He gets 3 quarts 12% pellets, about half quart alfalfa pellets, 2/3 cup flax and a quart and a half beet pulp. Plus as much hay as he wants. (I put out a bale at a time and spread it out for him and the two mares.)

I scrub his bucket once a week and rinse it if its dirty before ea feeding. But My mare usually licks it clean (as well as the wall :-X). He's been on this diet since mid august.
    12-01-2009, 12:23 PM
That seems like a lot of feed but I'm sure you know how much he needs. Has he been off for any length of time? It may just be the change in the weather.
    12-01-2009, 12:33 PM
Thats actually not alot of feed for a growing horse. That's what he gets per day, not per feeding. A feed scoop is about 3 quarts.
    12-01-2009, 12:34 PM
I was thinking it could be the weather. This is the first time he's really experienced cold. He was born in late march.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0