Originally Posted by sbienusa
Dee, I really hope the little guy pulls through. How horrible for you. :( I worked at an Arabian ranch that had a mare that couldn't eat alfalfa or clover. She would get extremely sick and have a photosynthesis reaction which burned the white on her face and legs. Anyway, she pulled through so here is hoping your guy does also.
Sadly, our little guy didn't pull through this time. We had our new vet out to look at him because he went down last Thursday and couldn't get back up. He was happy as a clam, would eat an drink like nothing was wrong, but he couldn't get up. Vet came out that day and tried to help us lift him to his feet, but he just couldn't get his front and back legs to work together.
Vet noticed odd muscle tremors in the little guy...didn't hold out any hope of meaningful recovery since he had been down for several hours. Body was sent to OSU Veterinary school. Test results indicate that he had HYPP - N/H. Must have come down from his dam - she died of the same symptoms. There is no Impressive anywhere on his sire's side. Dam was grade, so we don't know what was in her lineage.