We found an ematiated little horse Sun pm and took him home. We contacted PEARL rescue and a very nice lady came out. She indicated that he was a -1 on the H? Scale and called AC. He was given only a 30% chance of making it and she indicated he was the wrost she has seen. We we warned about "refeeding syndrome" and she gave us feeding instructions which were to give him soaked Alpha(sp) cubes at least 3 times daily and told us to start a worming procedure on Tuesday using double dose safegard.
He has a Vet appt this pm but will not be able to get vaccines as he is in to bad of shape.
*****Urgent advice needed**** He ate very little last night and would not eat breakfast this am
WE ARE SCARED TO DEATH AND don't KNOW WHAT TO DO. Called the rescue lady and she said to give him some pepto that he may have ulcer.
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS IS NORMAL IN A STARVED HORSE. I AM AFRAID IT IS A BAD SIGN. HE DOES HAVE SOME LOOSE POOP WHICH STARTED AFTER THE WORMING BUT THE RESCUE LADY WAS NOT WORRIED AS THIS WAS EXPECTED.
VET APPT IS NOT UNTIL LATE PM AND WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED A R/C BACK FROM THEM YET. IF NEED BE I COULD GO HOME AT LUNCH TO GIVE HIM MEDS.
SHOULD WE GIVE HIM THE PEPTO?
COULD IT BE START OF COLIC?
ANYONE HAVE THIS HAPPEN - IS A SYMPTOM OF REFEEDING SYNDROME
I AM SO AFRAID HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT...
ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.