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        02-17-2009, 02:33 PM
    Do you have a vet you normally use? You could call them and ask their opinion.

    Although there are some good suggestions on here, I would call and ask them what they think before you end up with a possible emergency.

    Maybe they can give you some things to check for.

    BTW - have you taken her temperature? That might be a good place to start.
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        02-17-2009, 04:58 PM
    It sounds a lot like what happened to my boy. He was down for most of a day, then up, and still eating/pooping but just not himself, he was quite listless and just seemed unhappy. He kept getting mild colic because of the kidney stones. I would call your vet, he ended up staying at our evts house for a few nights so she could keep an eye on him 24/7 and she injected him with painkillers and a drug to help him pass the stones/grit. He is fine now, and we feed him Apple Cider Vinegar in his feed to stop any grit building up again.
        02-17-2009, 09:12 PM
    Sounds like colic issues. I am wondering about giving her some oil.

    And another thought is, some horses don't drink as much water in cold weather and can impact... I had to flavor my mare's water to help her drink... Finally could afford a water heater in her tub...
        02-18-2009, 12:36 AM
    It could be a mild colic..
    Or maybe even a dehydration thing, if she seems listless and tired, she may be dehydrated or anemic or something similiar.
    Make sure she has a lot of water, like keep an eye on that intake too.
    If you have any kind of electrolyte thing available (they make solvents etc) id give her some.
    Vitamins and electrolytes can really pick a horse up and steady them sometimes. If that helps her, try it, and keep an eye on her, just for a day or two, if no improvement or steadying, call that vet!

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