I have been coming here for quite a while and decided to sign up...hello all..
Here is my problem:
I have a 7 years old Belgian who has always been my one horse that has been the healthy one. This is the first winter I have here here in Florida. We recently had a cold snap below freezing a couple of nights in a row and Sarah stopped drinking and had a minimum bout of Colic. My Vet came out right away and we did an oil treatment and she responded very well. The weather got warmer and all was good. We ran into another cold snap and I watcher her closely and she stopped drinking again. So here is what I did....
I added electrolytes and started soaking her hay. This seems to be working really good and she made it thru the last 4 nights of cold temps and is doing fine. I also am keeping her water warm. I tried to mash her pellets but she will not touch them if there wet.
If anyone has any additional ideas I would like to hear them. Its early in the season and January and February can see some cold weather here and I want to avoid any more of these types of issues.
I live in Florida and I know many of you are dealing with really cold weather but my girl didn't respond good to the cold. Her whole temperament changed, she is normally very active and happy. During the cold snap she was very depressed hanging her head and laying down. As soon as it warms up she is back to normal.
Thanks for any feedback