more health issues with the bailey...dehydration?
if having a broken jaw, 4 vertebrae out of place in his lower back, having a stifle injury, and being underweight and being brought to an auction isn't enough ...seems the poor guy just doesn't want to drink anymore!!!
called the vet and she suggested putting salt in his feed and water to kinda kick start the want to drink for the night. tomorrow we are going out to get some paste electroyltes to give him directly and add some powder electrolytes to his feed and water.
so far still no weight gain on the poor fella either, yet he is still eating his 4 mushy meals a day with 3 different weight gainers supplements. nutritionist at blue seal has him on sentinel performance LS and Succeed, and smart digest and Mass (a liquid ) all soaked in water and a bottle of gatorade. no noticable difference yet other then a perkier in attitude but they say thats a sign but usually the last sign he is on to full recovery.
is it normal for arabians to not drink during the heat?? all the other horses who are non arabs are drinking a ton of water to stay hydrated in the heat but not bailey :/ with all his other issues the last thing i need is him getting dehydrated.
any info on dehydration in arabs is much appreciated.
Last edited by kait18; 07-12-2012 at 08:49 PM.