3 year old Draft cross gelding (3/4 Shire 1/4 Paint) otherwise healthy. Has a little trouble maintaining weight. Went down in the pasture last night around 8. It took half of a small community to get him back on his feet and back to his stall. Once up, he stayed up until around 7am. He went back down and hasn't been able to get up since.
Two vets are working on this and both aren't sure what could be causing this. Colic and Founder have been ruled out. The only change in the horses diet is that he went from getting flakes of hay in the PM to getting cubes due to shortage.
Owner wasn't present when the horse went down the first time so we can't be positive that it isn't an injury. Vets have used every method possible to get him to his feet and haven't been successful.
Most importantly, say a prayer. This is a sweet, gentle giant with a heart of gold. His owner adores him and will do anything to have him better.
Secondly, if you have any ideas or similar experiences, we'd love to hear it.