So once again Lizzy has decided to give me a headache. She decided that since Monday night she was not going to drink water. My bm will be checking her this morning to see if she drank any last night. She also didn't drink Sunday night but I'm hoping she did while she was turned out Monday. It was too cold yesterday so she stayed in, hence how I can monitor her water intake. I added about 1oz of salt to her feed yesterday morning in hopes of her drinking but as of last night still nothing.
I have rinsed out the bucket and change the water each feeding even if she didn't drink. It is not freezing in the barn. The only thing I can think of is she won't drink out of the red bucket. I have had this issue before but not to this extent. I will be putting a different black bucket in her stall tonight and I'm hoping she drinks while she is turned out.
So do horses have preference on bucket color?? Her tank outside is black.
Also I need to order her a new vitamin/mineral supp and I was wondering do I order electrolytes or is adding salt to her feed just as good? Salt is much cheaper so I would prefer to do that. Should I try adding a gatorade to her water?
She had many pee spots in her stall yesterday morning so she had to have drank water when she was out on Monday. Poo wasn't overly dry either, pretty normal looking.