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post #1 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thin at her flank

My 4 yo has lost a lot of weight in her flanks, so we wormed her as she was due anyway but she still looks thin there.
a friend said that she may be dehydrated but she is drinking like normal.
another person said that it is because she is young and growing...
Don't no what to do!?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:42 PM
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Get a vet to check her out, should could be having problems digesting and absorbing her food and thus is getting skinny. Pictures would help.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:51 PM
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Ditto the vet.

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-30-2012, 01:38 PM
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A lack of salt will cause this. If you provide a lick, also provide pickling salt with a little regular iodized salt. Most horses don't get enough salt from a lick.
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