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post #1 of 10 Old 03-10-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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what causes a horse not to eat hay???

So my BO called me last night (monday night) saying that April didnt even touch her hay from Sunday night feeding and then they switched out to the same crop but different bale and still nothing. The BO went and checked on her several times throughout the day and she was laying down a lot (usally only does during the night), but was drinking water, ate her grain, passing manure, and urinating (doing this more then normal)... her gums where healthy pink, and her temp was normal. April was also acting down...not her normal excited self.

Well basically the BO said that she didnt feel that it was colic and if it was her horse she wouldnt call a vet at that time... so I told her to keep me updated and went to bed (well tried but didnt sleep well). So this morning I got an email from the BO saying April was acting more like herself (always talks when she sees grain) had eaten most of her hay... acting like nothing was wrong...

What causes this? I did give her the 5-way shot on Sat. Evening and told the BO but she was fine on Sunday... April in the past has left hay but that was because it wasnt the greatest stuff and the last couple months hasnt left any sign of ever eating the new stuff. I did ride her sat afternoon (not hard but a little stroll in the arena)

I guess im just kinnda lost on why she was "off" for a day. It probably was nothing but you sure can get worried in a hurry.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-10-2009, 03:33 PM
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The 5 way could of upset her system, mild colics after injections is not unheard of. If she's perky today I would just keep a really close eye on the number of poops and how much she's drink.
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I agree with G and K, sometimes those shots take a day or two before the horse feels off. If she did have a mild case of colic she would still drink and poop, just wouldn't feel herself. Keep an eye on her. Glad to hear she is better now!
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My horse gets like that for 2 days after his 5/1 and rabies shots. I've found that if I premedicate him with banamine before the shots and then give one more dose the next morning he's fine.
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Thanks everyone... I've just never had this reaction out of her after giving her the shot. My BO is going to keep an eye on her for me tonight and call if anything happens, and I will be up there tomorrow. Does west nile or rabies have this type of effect too??? She will be getting them when the coggins is done.

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i've found mine has no ill effects from the west nile or potomac, just the 5/1 and rabies, I get those at the same time. Now my other horse has no issues with any shots, guess the one is super sensative.
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Ours have never had a reaction to WNV shots.
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Does west nile or rabies have this type of effect too??? She will be getting them when the coggins is done.

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Any time you introduce drugs into the system, it can cause a reaction. With most horses it's mild. I call it feeling 'punky'.

I ask that people let me know when they have wormed or given any medication. We have our spring/fall visit as one group. That way I can keep an eye on the horse and know what is happening. And should it get beyond where I am comfortable managing, I can talk intelligently to the vet.
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I ask that people let me know when they have wormed or given any medication. We have our spring/fall visit as one group. That way I can keep an eye on the horse and know what is happening. And should it get beyond where I am comfortable managing, I can talk intelligently to the vet.
I had told my BO that I had given her the shot so when she called me she said that is what it could be but it still worries a person.... knock on wood *knock, knock* I havent had a colic since my pony did at the county fair many years ago.

April was feeling pretty good tonight. She was running around her turnout and when I brought her in for feeding she dug right into hay.


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I had told my BO that I had given her the shot so when she called me she said that is what it could be but it still worries a person.... knock on wood *knock, knock* I havent had a colic since my pony did at the county fair many years ago.

April was feeling pretty good tonight. She was running around her turnout and when I brought her in for feeding she dug right into hay.
Good deal!

Oh yes - colic is a primary concern of mine. My stethoscope hangs inside the back door where it can be grabbed in a flash.
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