My 15.2hh horse was very skinny and lethargic. She was kept on good grass, ad lib hay with a good cover, 2 kilos of copra meal and 2 kilos of Rapid Gain each day.
However she was not putting on any weight so I called the vet. After a blood test, the vet diagnosed her with stomach ulcers. She is now on medication for her stomach ulcers and is going ahead in leaps and bounds. She has put on weight (although she still has a ways to go yet). I just wanted to share some photos of my gorgeous horse after this difficult time, if your horse is skinny and or lethargic, it could be worth getting a blood test done for stomach ulcers.
Photo #1: Just before I got her the medicine for stomach ulcers. Sorry about the bad photo, I didn't take many because she looked so awful but I found this one.
Photo #2: Two weeks into the recovery process, coat has gone shiny and she has gained some weight. Yay!!!
Photo #3: Three weeks into the recovery process, has gained more weight, coat is shinier and Millie looks a lot happier.