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    04-25-2008, 08:55 PM
Well then he's growing. And I'm missing it..
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    04-26-2008, 01:31 AM
Delete I would love an update on this boy! How is he doing? For some reason I don't think it's HYPP (Can't really explain why) But I certianly do agree that in his pictures he looks rather sickly. It's very odd considering your other horses are in tip-top shape. I hope it works out good for you and your boy!
    05-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Green Broke
I got the results back. He is HYPPN/N. My farrier thinks it might be a iron deficency.

Some people think its cushings, some think its EPM. I don't know, he is hardly shedding, he is but whren you pull out his winter coat there is a really fine, baby coat that's very soft and long, looks like a thin winter coat. I just don't know anymore.
    05-07-2008, 09:31 AM
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EPM is worth looking into, did you try to put some electrolytes in his water... ? Very scary when you can't figure out what the problem is.
    05-07-2008, 09:31 AM
Thats a relief Iron deficency sounds logical too. That would be an easy fix.
How is the showing going by the way?
    05-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Mixed news, but I'm glad he came back negative. I'm sure you'll find a solution :)
    05-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Glad he came back negative also.
Aww... :( -hugs- Just keep your chin up, I know you're doing all you can.
    05-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Green Broke
Just a thought

What is his CBC(white cell) count? If it is low (below 5) it could be an immunity issue. We have a Trakehner who battled with similar symptoms...he's on an immune booster and doing much better now.

Also, don't forget to check for thyroid disease. The thyroid controls so much of a horse's (and person's!) body. There are lots of treatments available if it is hypo or hyper thyroidism.

I noticed also that you said he is being fed cracked corn and alfalfa. While high in starch (the corn) and protein (the alfalfa), there are little vitamins and minerals available in those feeds. I would probably look into a vitamin/mineral supplement focused on growing horses - or purchase a commercial feed that has them on the ingredients list. You've gotta take your vitamins to grow big and strong

Please keep us updated!
    05-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Wow, I can't believe I missed this thread!

Any more updates, Delete?
    05-13-2008, 10:14 AM
Green Broke
We just can't figure out what is wrong with him. We are going to take him to the next auction we can find, we can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on trying to figure out whats wrong with him. (Not a slaughter auction) But we are going to get rid of him.

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