Mysterious Illness....Any ideas as to what it could be?!
We have a yearling standardbred filly. Staring last week she started to not finish all her feed. After examining the feed I realized it was just the oats she wasnt eating. I began mixing her feed better and things were fine. She's not usually very rowdy in her stall but she had been somewhat too quiet. She would just stand in the back and not move until turn out time. She would nit pick at her hay while she waited on occasion.
Well through out the pass two days this is what has happened:
-She will NOT finish all her feed, oats or anything else
-She is very very quiet still but not a "normal" quiet.
-She will eat her hay but basically one stalk at a time.
-She has a temperature of 102 degrees celsius.
-She also has a less noise coming from her gut.
About two weeks ago we dewormed our horses and we are well aware colic can strike after deworming. We were also thinking there is a possibility of West Nile (she was vaccinated).
If nothing seems to be better by tomorrow afternoon we will be calling a vet out. Just in the mean time are these symptoms familiar to anything you know about? Do you have any ideas of what is wrong with her?
A Dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal