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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2007, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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very skinny horse who wont eat HELP!!

hi i m dannii and new to this site.
i have a rising 6yr old tb x mare. when we brougfht her she had never had her teeth done. we had them all sorted and she slowly strated eating. she has been wormed regulary and her system is clear of worms. (she never had ne to start with) now she is on spillars conditioning mix and alfa A, we were told to up her mix by 50grams a day and double the volume of alfa. she has this spread between 3meals a day. she started eating and her weight has gone from 409 kilos to 415.5 so still v under weight. now she doesnt seem interested in her food as much. she is now up to 1kilo 250grams, she eats plenty of hay is out for 5-6hours a day. sometimes she eats her feeds fine and other times she doesnt eat at all.
the other day she ate her dinner after an hour of goin back an forth then only ate half her breaskfast and none of her lunch. i dont no what is wrong please can some one give me some advice
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2007, 08:00 PM
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Iwould have the vet back to look at her teeth!
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2007, 09:26 PM
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The vet might need to do some bloodwork on her to see if there's an underlying problem that's not readily apparant. Otherwise I'd just keep good hay in front of her and give her plenty of time to eat her grain. As long as she's gaining weight then there's probably not too much to worry about. You can also try changing her grain slowly to see if she will eat another grain better. Some horses are really picky eaters.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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well she is goin back to the vets on 17th to have a sarcoid removed so they said they will look at her teeth again. ive got myself so worked up about this and not having her eating is worrying me so much. i'll try to change what shes eating slowly and see if that makes ne difference. its jus strange that she eats it fine one day then the next she wont eat at all!
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 07:27 PM
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I know how that goes. My old mare does the same thing - very frustrating.
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