Not eating hay Help
Okay, I hate posting a bunch of threads but I can't find anything to help me.
Mooney started to stop eating her hay it went from 20 pounds a day to 10 to 5 to nothing at all. She hasn't touched hay for almost 4 days. We took her temperature and it's fine, everything about her is good, but she is sleeping a lot and eating nothing. She'll eat her feed very happily still, so we threw out the hay bale we were feeding her from thinking something is wrong with the hay, but everyone we talk to agrees it looks and smells good. We switched hay, but no luck. People say she'll eat when she wants too, but they aren't the ones watching their horse starving themselves. Today she has only pooped twice that I could clean up. She isn't drinking as much water but I think that is from not eating hay.
Someone suggested a splitters (she chews wood when waiting to be fed) in her mouth or throat. The worst part is I can't call the vet he is 3 hours away and costs $300 for a quick check up, but if it keeps up I am going too. It is stressing me out as a first time horse owner (2 years this march), and I'm to the point of a emotional brake down. No one believes anything is wrong, have any ideas on whats up?