Originally Posted by kateortamar
I talked to the BO. I can get her out in the pasture 24/7 but they would be unable to do PM grain and there is no way I can do it myself because of the drive. She is already getting the maximum amount of senior feed twice a day and a fat supplement in the winter. So, I don't know what will be worse. Staying in the barn overnight or losing a graining time. I don't see that being outside is going to have dramatic benefit with her as far as breathing but if anything she'll just maintain. Thus, I don't think she'll be gaining any weight either. It's a rock and a hard place.
There is where you'll have to change your mode of thinking. She is allergic to dust and mold. If she is locked in a 12x12 cubicle, hay, dry, on the ground, with every breath she will inhale dust and moldspores. Not only from her own hay, from the neighbors, from the isle, when somebody walks by. Eve the best hay has tiny amounts of mold. Whatever gets kicked up, remains there, at her face height. If you don't believe me, next time the sun is shining through a gap in the barn, you can see all the particles. And there are a lot more you can't see.
You can give up to 5lbs per meal. Add a cup of oil and offer more hay.
If she can't breathe she will not eat. If she can breathe, she will eat enough to get to decent weight.