06-29-2009, 10:54 PM
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will not eat alfalfa loose leaf, only stem
My horse will not eat the loose leaf of his alfalfa. He will only eat the stem. I am giving him supplements but it is difficult to get him sufficient nutients when he is eating only half of his alfalfa. Why is he doing this? His vet does not know. Other people tell me they know of other horses who have done this, but they don't know why. His weight is becoming a very critical problem. What can I do? Does anybody know what caused him to do this? If I caused this, I definitely don't want to repeat this situation with any other horse. It is becoming almost impossible to maintain his weight. I don't know why he is doing this. If anyone knows why a horse would refuse to eat the loose leaf of their alfalfa, please, please let me know. I am afraid to care for any other horse because I don't know what I did to cause this critical situation. I don't want to repeat this. Please help ...