Horse losing muscle and weight rapidly?! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 Old 01-22-2013, 03:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 606
• Horses: 4
Originally Posted by Army wife View Post
A little abrupt, don't you think? She was just asking why you thought her vet was an idiot. Just like everything else in horses, there are ten different answers for one question.

I'm not sure why your horse is losing so much weight. But I would seek out different opinions. Sorry I'm not much help.
Abrupt? No. Honest and straight fwd, yes.

The vet is an idiot bc:

"My horse is on sweet feed." My horse has ulcers." My horse is losing a lot of weight." "My vet doesn't know whats wrong."

Really? First of all, no GOOD equine vet would agree with feeding sweet feed or any high NSC diet to a horse with ulcers. A GOOD equine vet would know that hay/forage would need to be provided MUCH more often, free choice if possible. A GOOD equine vet would prescribe an actual medication that would HEAL the ulcers. Ranitidine and Ulcerguard are the only two medications proven to HEAL ulcers that I am aware of.

OP, Good luck with your horse. I'm sure you will get her back on track if you follow the suggested info. I just rehabbed a severely starved TB mare this fall who also had sever ulcers. The new owner (I rescued her, but I couldn't keep her. I started rehab on her and found her a good, forever home) just emailed me videos and pics of her a couple weeks ago. She followed the feeding/medication plan I had set for the mare and she looks GREAT!!! Completely recovered.

I would be more than happy to give you my rehab plan if youd like to start there for your horse.
themacpack likes this.

*RedmansFoxyChic*Starlites Chapparral*ICF Take a Chance On Me*Jay Bar D's Sunshine Jaybar
OneFastHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse not losing weight jmc Horse Health 4 10-23-2012 09:18 PM
Horse losing weight...thoughts? Blondehorselover Horse Health 8 12-30-2011 08:45 AM
Horse losing weight DubyaS6 Horse Nutrition 5 02-02-2011 12:54 PM
Why is my mom's horse losing weight so quickly? NicoleB Horse Nutrition 14 09-22-2010 07:09 PM
Horse keeps losing weight chewbooeh Horse Health 8 06-20-2008 08:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome