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        01-11-2012, 01:10 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    This might be urgent?

    I was just out to feed my horses and the one kept lifting up his hind feet, one after the other and swishing his tail about. He's not reaching to scratch his belly so I'm not thinking colic. That and he'd just started eating. I looked at his legs and feet and they seem fine. He's always been one to stand with one foot rested on the tip of his hoof but never switching back and forth like this. I don't want to be totally over reacting and call the vet but I almost think something might be wrong. I just don't know what it might be. Worms?? Worming them tomorrow just in case it is. He's walking fine btw. They came in from pasture just fine and everything is normal except for this.
         
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        01-11-2012, 01:13 AM
      #2
    Banned
    If you have felt for heat and he is walking fine then I don't know if I worry so much. As long as he is eating and drinking and you don't notice any obvious reasoning for his behavior I would not worry. He was probably just being antsy about being feed.
         
        01-11-2012, 01:14 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    I was out about 2 hours later than usual to feed them. This could be it. It just freaked me out. I'm such a horse noob and I live in fear of going out one day to see my ignorance has killed one of them.

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    Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
    If you have felt for heat and he is walking fine then I don't know if I worry so much. As long as he is eating and drinking and you don't notice any obvious reasoning for his behavior I would not worry. He was probably just being antsy about being feed.
         
        01-11-2012, 01:19 AM
      #4
    Banned
    I really would not worry about it.
         
        01-11-2012, 01:25 AM
      #5
    Banned
    If there are no other signs of something wrong, I wouldn't worry either. I hate to say that incase something else is going on, but if it were my horse based on what you said, I wouldn't worry.
         
        01-11-2012, 08:19 AM
      #6
    Foal
    I don't think you have much to worry about either. I agree that he was probably just antsy about his feed. If there isn't any heat, lameness, or stiffness, and he is eating and drinking fine....he should be fine. Just keep an eye on him to make sure nothing changes.
         
        01-11-2012, 10:03 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Do as the other posters stated. Also, check to see if his sheath needs cleaning. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry too much - my gelding does this in the paddock all the time - for him it's usually boredom, or wanting more hay.
         
        01-11-2012, 11:13 AM
      #8
    mls
    Trained
    Is his sheath clean? My gelding will do that when he has to urinate and he is not comfortable
         
        01-11-2012, 11:21 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    I'm not sure how I could tell just by looking. I didn't see anything. Any scuz or anything on him.

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    Originally Posted by mls    
    Is his sheath clean? My gelding will do that when he has to urinate and he is not comfortable
         
        01-11-2012, 11:32 AM
      #10
    Started
    When was the last time it was cleaned?? I would go out and clean his sheath just in case. My boys do that when they need a cleaning :)
         

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