No quidding! :) I've actually never seen her quid, even when her tetth hadn't been done in 3+ years (last year was the first time in the then 3 years I had her that I was able to get hr teeth done). I've seen other horses do it so I'm familiar with what it generally looks like. I sometimes wonder though if her mouth melanomas could be kinda holding them in since the melanomas make those flaps by the corners of her mouth HUGE - the biggest the vets ever seen.
Digby looks great Lockwood! I'm so glad he approves of his "man-hat".
Lacey likes that they're twins now!
Sky helped me out with the FeedXL thing and it appears like Miss L is getting way too much protein and is probably deficient in several other areas. So I'm going to take steps to remedy those areas and hopefully extra fatso Lacey'll be back soon!
I took her some salt (hah, I maaaaayyyyy have absconded with the majority of my mother's salt that was stored in the cupboard...haha) and let her lick it, which she thought was absolutely great. I also put a tablespoon of it in her feed and she was not a fan of that. I guess I should have worked up to it. Haha
Anyway, she got a good amount of salt today and I plan to start adding it to her feed on a daily basis so if that's the culprit, we'll know.
I did run out of time to fill up that other water tub but that'll happen tomorrow for sure (I got up there to see her and one of her back legs was COVERED in blood - I think she stepped on herself/slipped while getting up because there's a shallow, but bloody, cut on her fetlock with the sort of curved look a hoof might leave. I got her all cleaned up but that took a good hour out of the 2 hours I had to spend with her today).
Another thought I had was that, worst case scenario, she may have an internal melanoma doing something to her digestive system... I think the statistics of gray horses her age with internal tumors are basically about 100%, it just depends where those tumors are. I'd hate for that to be the case but at the same time, I don't want her to be put down after some dramatic incident. I would much prefer for her to gradually get skinny and have to have her put down before she gets too bad. Of course, steps will definitely be taken to rule everything else out first. She's supposed
to live to be 40 (at least I made her promise that she would...haha) so she has 13 more years to go!
I'll call the vet and talk to them tomorrow. Her teeth were checked this spring and were deemed to be acceptable, but I'll talk to them and see what they think.