She is not grey, a bay.
This morning is back on food and eating hay (!). Has not ever touched the hay in couple weeks. No quibbing hay, actually going down. Not sure what is up with that. Wondering if antibiotic helped w something or if vet tubing her yesterday opened things up a bit to get food down. Worried she may colic, but just going to let her eat.
Wyoming is warm this year, but a 'hot' day is 80s/90s and 10% humidity, so heat stress is not the issue.
There could be something going on with her digestive tract. It's a long shot and expensive but here's the link to Succeed. It might be worthwhile to talk to your vet about it. Might not be the "cure-all" but it might help alleviate some of the discomforts. SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program Equine Supplement
Succeed has also developed a test kit whereby a horse can be checked for hind gut ulcers with a fecal sample.
It comes in paste and pellets. Both are around $90/month
My 25 yr old, with EMS, has hind gut ulcers and is the one the vet is suspicious of lipomas. He gets a tube of Succeed every day. In this instance I prefer the tube because he really looks forward to it and I am trying to keep his feed pan supplements at a minimum because he can't eat too much at one feeding in this heat anymore. Speedrace
r, gosh I am so sorry for you. You're right, that our time with them is never enough. Yet we continue to set ourselves up for hurt. This is my second group of Keeper Horses.
I am old enough that, as each one passes on, there's no replacing anyone. I need to make it to 75 just to get the 17 yr old to 27 - lollol