normally bouncy but now lathargic Highland pony

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    07-15-2011, 12:36 PM
normally bouncy but now lathargic Highland pony

Hi folks, just want a few suggestions about what could be wrong with my pony.
Normally bouncy and full of life, he is now lathargic and lazy, can't be bothered even walking from stable to field.
Normally fed one haynet at night, gets a small bucket of chaff, nuts and balancer. Haven't changed any of that except the brand of balancer.
The weather has been very hot, he wears a Snuggy Hood rug during the day when he's in the field cos he has sweet itch.
He is five years old.
He has the odd cough now and then but not a chesty one.

Any thoughts?
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    07-15-2011, 12:50 PM
It's hot. All my horses are lethargic, too. Heck, I'm lethargic when it's hot!

The cough could be because of allergies.

If you're truly concerned, a call into your vet wouldn't be out of order.

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