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    07-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Horse not Eating?

My horse usually devours her food, but today when we went out (late afternoon) her she still had some oats and a decent amount of hay left from her breakfast, which is very unlike her. She also seemed a bit out of it. She was relatively alert, but was not as perky as she usually is. Is this just her being tired from the heat, or should I be worried that it is something else?
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    07-10-2011, 04:32 PM
Take her temperature. If it's over 101, call you vet. Listen for stomach sounds. If you don't hear any, it could be a mild heat related gas colic. Again call vet. If it is heat related, take steps to alleviate the condition. Hose her down, legs first. Keep her in a shady area until the sun sets, and offer her as much water as she will drink. Quite honestly, unless your vet charges for phone calls, you have nothing to lose by calling.
    07-10-2011, 05:55 PM
I agree with your other responder. Could be related to the heat. Take her temp and call vet accordingly. Is she acting colickey at all, can you hear tummy sounds? Does she look depressed ? What kind of plants are close by she might have gotten into?
That would be worrisome, I have a mare that never leaves an empty cradle either and if it was her, I'd wonder what happened.
    07-11-2011, 12:52 AM
Thank you for the quick and great responses! We went back and checked on her after she was fed dinner, and she had eaten almost all her hay, but had not touched her grain again. Our barn owner is a vet so we are going to have her look at her, just to make sure everything is good. Thanks again!
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