Yesterday, my 25 year old gelding went down before feeding and wouldn't get up to eat. I called the vet, we put a halter on him and three of us pulled on him and pushed on him. He acted like he was dying, moaning and groaning, mouth open. He eventually got up, shook off and within a few minutes, I was walking him around and he wanted to eat everything in sight. The vet ruled out colic, found he was very dehydrated, hooked him up to an IV for fluids, examined him and came up with no explanation but said to keep a close eye on him. Very strange. I had ridden him earlier in the day, then bathed him and gave him his Senior equine. He had behaved very normally during the day, then went down in the early evening. I had seen him drink from the trough after eating his grain. He has always been healthy. (Today he seems fine.)
Last edited by suegj14; 06-23-2009 at 08:43 PM.
Reason: I'm sorry, I just finished reading the rest of the thread and am sorry for your loss.