07-22-2010, 06:38 PM
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You might want to have the vet check her liver enzymes. My daughter's colt was eating his fool head off and losing weight until he really was emaciated. We were feeding "Paddock" which is a mare/foal/perfomance horse type of formula with lots of vitamins and mineral (produced locally, which is why you've never heard of it), alfalfa pellets and soaked beet pulp - in addition to all the hay and grass he could want.
Turns out he's got a sensitivity to the alfalfa - it caused toxins to build up in his system and it nearly killed him! We've taken him off of alfalfa and hopefully he will recover.
I still use alfalfa pellets for our other horses - it's wonderful stuff - just not for Junior...
You also mentioned that she pretty much stands in one place, and that she had been on rocky ground previously. This would indicate you think it's significant, and you could well be right - you might want to have her feet checked. She could have a stone bruise or something of that sort - she sounds like she might be uncomfortable...