Mare & Weanling underfed and in a fire
Broodmare is 10 years old and weanling colt will be 5 months on the 20th of this month. I hadn't seen my horses since the Mare foaled in March since I live quite a distance from the farm they were on. My husband and brother brought them to my farm 2 weeks ago, they were underweight (more like starved), and had been singed in a fire we weren't told about and had a large quantity of sand in their intestines. My Vet has been here 3 times and is coming again tomorrow. The temp here in CA has been in the triple digit (109) for 2 weeks and though the Mare is doing well it has been a struggle to keep our colt alive. Today it is 101 degrees so it will be a better day for him. Weanling colt has been weaned for how long I don't have any idea as the Mare lost her milk what looks like about a month ago, the colt is underweight by approx. 100 lbs. and is small for its size. Started triple Crown Growth formula but the Mare won't let him eat. Tried separating the colt but they both just freak out. I have plenty of room to separate but my Vet doesn't think the colt is ready as to him being so fragile at this time. Both eat alfalfa hay and both are thoroughbreds. Any ideas on getting the weanling colt to eat the grain would be a lot of help as I thought I might tie them each to differents sides of the corral when eating since it's big, 20'x40'.
Last edited by Hopeshorsecorral; 08-17-2012 at 01:32 PM.