New Older Mare...still skinny

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

New Older Mare...still skinny

This is a discussion on New Older Mare...still skinny within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-26-2011, 12:55 AM
New Older Mare...still skinny

In January I decided to go ahead with my purchase of a 18yr old mare that was skinny. I've taken in poor horses before, so I figured it would be no problem, that she just needed time and food. Well, it's May and although she is better than in January I am very displeased and becoming discouraged .
Her teeth have been checked and all is well. Her feed has been switched to Purina Senior. She's on free-range pasture plus gets hay. I've tried Hard Keeper Supplement and now we are trying her on Cool Calories 100 supplement(was 2 scoops a day now 3 scoops a day). She doesn't get ridden because her topline is too prominent and I feel that probably causes her discomfort. She does get lunged on an occasion to build muscle, but NEVER gets worked hard or long.
It is time for her to be wormed and I am considering SafeGaurd Power Dose. Do you do this for 5 consecutive days?? Is this the best option considering we are getting 95 degree weather now??
Other than her weight she seems happy/healthy. She's registered, but does have TB in her bloodline. Perhaps this is why she's a hard keeper plus her age? I'm not use to this at all!! My two geldings are very stocky! I just feel terrible for her!

Thanks for all suggestions!!
Sponsored Links
    05-26-2011, 01:09 AM
Have you had a vet out? I would suggest having the vet pull some blood. You could give her a priobotic though or maybe vegi oil.
    05-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Has she been wormed before the powerpac? That could be your problem right there.
    05-26-2011, 01:30 AM
She hasn't been on the powerpac or power dose before. I'm thinking of doing the SafeGuard Power Dose. Just wondering if that's a good option.
Her weight issue is mostly around her topline, tailbone (a little bit), and hips.

Vet hasn't been out yet. If things don't change fast, he/she will be comming. I need answers and for her to get better!!
    05-26-2011, 01:31 AM
But yes, she has been wormed before.

older, skinny, wormer

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New mare...SKINNY FGRanch Horse Pictures 25 03-23-2010 02:19 PM
Is this mare just skinny or is there something else wrong. AlmostThere Horse Riding Critique 10 02-08-2010 04:24 AM
Is this mare to skinny? Painteddreamfarm Horse Health 14 03-12-2009 10:28 AM
Help with VERY skinny mare I bought burketthorsesonline Horse Health 5 06-11-2007 10:16 AM
Please help, my mare is so skinny, and i can't put weight on cass Horse Health 8 03-08-2007 09:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0