Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Appalachian Mountains
• Horses: 0
Horse Won't Eat Grain . . .
I posted a couple weeks ago about my hussy mare and my gelding who had gone nuts. A week ago, my gelding suffered a serious eye injury. We think the mare or my other gelding kicked him in the head. His eye still looks terrible despite steroids, antibiotics and bute. Anyway, he did not eat grain the day after the injury occurred. His head was swollen and he seemed to be in pain when he ate. He would eat hay. He then went back to eating grain for a couple of days and we had to put aspirin in it. I drizzled it with molassis to hide the taste. He refused to eat it and still won't. He has not eated grain (sweet feed) for 4 days now. He will eat hay and some horse apple-flavored treats. I think he's afraid we have laced it. He can eat the apple treats so I don't know if he still has soreness of not. Does anybody have any ideas for what I can do to get him to eat the feed? This horse has always eaten grain twice a day and I'm afraid he'll get malnourished on just hay.