But this is for my friend's horse..
She has a 9 year old Thoroughbred mare who recently moved from a place with no ticks (the parasite) to a place with ticks. When she got here, the ticks completely and truly SMOTHERED her horse (they were inside the mare's ears, on her butt, on her teats, buried into her neck, etc), and the mare of course dropped lots of weight. Now, she is not "call the vet" skinny, but she definitely needs more weight on, but nothing they feed is working!! At the moment she is getting 2 feeds.
2 dippers of good quality lucerne chaff
1 dipper standard pony pellets
1/2 dipper of pollard
2 dippers lucerne
2 dippers pellets
1 dipper pollard
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon of sulphur.
Now her other old horse is getting the same but he didn't get smothered by ticks, only the mare did, and the old boy is very nearly overweight. What can we do to put the weight on? The mare is also, not lethargic, but definitely has less energy compared to before the ticks.