Young mare with diarrhea
Ok so a week ago Dec.23 I three noticed my three year old was dropping weight, So I put her into a stall and free fed alfalfa that night (all my horses get one scoop of TNT chops every night so not a big deal to free fed) and two flakes reg grass hay.
The next morning Dec. 24 I went to feed her, change water, she did not touch the hay and I noticed she had had diarrhea , like water( I figured it was because of the alfalfa). I put her outside in the arena to get some sun that day. When I returned that night she was laying down and very lethargic.
The next morning (Dec. 25 yep Christmas ) I took her to the vet. He gave her an IV for dehydration, and told me it was because of the alfalfa to take her home and give her kaopecten and put her on electro lites and pro bios (sorry for the spelling) and keep giving her as much alfalfa she can eat. So we tried that, she seemed to be more alert the next couple of days, but she still had Diarrhea, ( it seemed to be getting better) but far from solid.
We are now to December 31, I saw she had some small red worms in her stool. I decided to worm her, Panacur (fenbendazole)
Jan1 She is still out side, she had water diarrhea. still getting kao/ and electro but the red worm were dead that were in her stool. She has lost tons of weight. She is drinking plenty of water and eating grass real well. I do not know if I should pull her off the alfalfa ( if that ismaybe what is causing the diarrhea?) Or if the worms she had damaged her intestinal track and that is what is causing it.
If you have any advise I am all ears Thanks in advance