4 lbs. Of SafeChoice Performance (Soaked in warm water)
8 oz. Whole flax seed
Source Focus WT (He doesn't get a full dose, about .75 oz.)
A dose of salt (cheaper than electrolytes)
SafeChoice and flax are split into two meals and he gets his supplements in his morning feed. I haven't changed anything recently, so he shouldn't be turning up his nose at anything...
He currently has free choice hay. It's okay quality, but we haven't been able find good hay with the drought that happened over the summer. 24/7 turnout, unless it's really bad weather then he is stalled. They've actually been using the trailer (stock) for shelter.. totally unintentional, but the door has been open and haven't seen anything wrong with them going in there.
In the summer we barrel race locally (I'd say a show bi-weekly June to Sept.). He hasn't been doing much of anything except for roundpenning, lunging, and groundwork here and there since Sept. He did about the last two-three weeks of our show "season" he started acting a little out of character. (Taking the bit and running off, a touch girthy... I'd assumed he needed to get adjusted (chiro.), but I haven't found anyone in my area yet.)
So, these are the things I'm thinking could be a problem...
Ulcers - Poor appetite, mood change, but I thought I would of seen more changed over such a long period of time. (and treatment's expensive)
Teeth need floating - They were done last March, which was awhile ago. It just surprises me that his appetite was so sudden, unless he got a sore.
Dehydration (sp?) - The water tank is cold, and ice forms over it during the night. We break it every morning/night when we feed, but the coldness itself could prevent him from drinking as much as he should.
Or I'm overeacting. I've just had my mare colic around three times so whenever a slight thing changes with appetite I start to panic...
Sorry, that got long reaaaally fast xD