Horse Falling Down
I have an 11 year old American Bashkir Curly Horse (very rare breed). His whole life he has been an easy keeper, sound, happy fat horse. Until this past winter, he dropped weight, sick, breathing fast and was very depressed. To make it short, after many vets and blood tests we found out my 11 year old has cushing's disease, and hypertrophic osteopathy (a very rare disease in horses)- the easiest way to explain it is there is a tumor or problem with his hear or lungs (which we can't find through ultra sound) and it is causing calcium build up on the long bones of his body, starting with his cannon bone. Anyways, he is on Med's and steroids and has been doing much better- put weight back on, not depressed, breathing normal and normal heart beat, he is not worked anymore just gets groomed and loved on. But just now he has started falling down... I don't know if he is just falling down or passing our because of lack of blood pumping to his head. It's only for a second, but is very weak upon standing back up and his legs are shaking but shortly after he is alright. I am very worried about him hurting himself as he falls, so far it has happened 3 times. Any advice, suggestions or know anyone that has had this experience or anything similar to it?