How do I go about blanketing mid-winter- my horse is losing condition
Thank you for taking the time to read my thread.
My Mare has been losing weight the last 2 months and I am at a complete loss. She is eating first cut, alfalfa hay of great quality - 1.5 bales per day. She is eating beet pulp and Purina mare and foal feed. She is dewormed regularly. She has a 5 month foal, who I have begun to wean gradually given that the mare is losing condition so quickly. The foal is in excellent condition. The vet ran blood tests and she is a bit anemic, but nothing else showed up. Her teeth have been floated. I currently have the vet working on those problems, but I need your help regarding blanketing.
She has not been blanketed the past 3 winters. She was getting light exercise, but I have stopped that as well. She does not shiver, but the vet suggested that perhaps a blanket would be helpful. She has access to a completely enclosed run-in 24/7. I lock them in on cold nights. So, enough background, here is my question. How to blanket her? She has a full winter coat... It is -14 degrees Celsius here right now. Can I put a mid weight turnout on her? Should I try that and see if she sweats? Lock her in with her fleece stable blanket?
Sorry, I know this may seem like a dumb question, but I don't want to make things worse. Thank you for your help!