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    03-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Question Horse not eating!

My brother and friend's horses aren't eating. I'm not a 100 percent why. Although I do know it happened to my horse when I separated her best friend. And when I put them back together she was fine. The horses' friend was taken to another place as a trial basis. I think that it might be a stomach ace. Does anyone else have any ideas what it could be?
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    03-22-2013, 06:46 PM
Green Broke
Welcome to the forum! I think you're right about the stomach issue - horses are way more sensitive to move/change than what we think, and sometimes that creates stress. My QH had a case of "good stress" (if that makes sense!) when I brought home my Morgan. Even though she was happy to have another horse friend, the stress caused too much stomach acid. She needed a probiotic for a little while to get things back to normal. I wouldn't hesitate to call your vet if your horse continues to have problems. You wouldn't want things to escalate and become worse. Good luck! :)
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    03-22-2013, 07:03 PM
Thanks so much! I was pretty sure it was stomach aces.
    03-22-2013, 07:08 PM
Stress, ulcers, many many issues.
Make it as calm as possible for the horse and provide it with good hay and water. Get a vet on the phone, ask for something you can give if you have suspicion of stomach ulcers - there are some remedies.
But do not try to feed cereal mixes and grain based feeds to encourage the horse to eat - alfalfa cubes, beat pulp can be better for this reason, however eating good hay is the best at the moment when the horse wants it.
    03-23-2013, 04:42 PM
They started eating normally when I was feeding them in the morning. But thank you for the advice!

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