Originally Posted by picup436
How did the vet test for ulcers? Even scoping them can be a bit hit and miss.
If she were my horse, I would treat her for ulcers anyway from the symptoms that you describe. I would also get blood tests done too. If nothing has changed with her and she's suddenly dropping weight, then there is something going on there.
He scoped her. How would you treat her? If scoping is a hit and miss I will have another vet out to try it again. Are their any other ways of testing that would be more accurate?
Originally Posted by NevCowgirl
If possible I would maybe get a second opinion from a different vet. It sounds like your vet could be missing something that could be pretty crucial.
I really hope you get it figured out and she gets back to her healthy self.
That sounds like a good idea. Their are about two vets in our area that I use on and off, so I will try the other one to see if the results are still the same.
Originally Posted by poppy1356
Are you sure she is free from worms? Just because she is on a regular deworming schedule doesn't mean she doesn't have them. A fecal will not detect encysted worms. What did you last deworm with?
I would have a full cbc done as well. It is fairly cheap and can tell a lot. Also not sure where you are but have you checked for sand in the gut?
Im not 100% positive, no. I last dewormed her with ivermectin. I switch her wormers up every time. CBC sounds like a good idea. And no I havent checked for sand in the gut. Is it something I can do or do I need my vet to do it?
Originally Posted by goneriding
I assume she was palpated? Sand can cause what you are describing.
No, from what I heard mom walked her until my vet came out and he gave her a shot of banamine and he kept walking her until she passed manure. Vet said it was mild enough.
Originally Posted by natisha
How old is she?
What shape is the pasture in, weedy etc?
I hope you find an easy answer to her weight loss.
She is 8. The pasture is not the best Im afraid. It was all lush grass when I first brought her home, but after her living their and tearing the ground up it is now pretty much dirt, with a few random shrubs growing in it. I've tried planting grass in their, but I don't have anywhere else to put her while the grass is getting established so she prettys much demolishes any new grass. I keep hay out 24/7 for her to eat. All the food I feed her is raised from the ground in feeding buckets and her hay is in a feeder on pallets.
Originally Posted by cmarie
Try some sand clear on her, it sounds like sand to me too.
I was looking at Sand Clear last night, it looks like a good idea. I think Ill order some today.
Thank you everyone for all your responses :)