Thanks Critter sitter! We are trying! Vet said it may be best to wait a little longer to float her. He said they do need done but they arent horrible, and it does look like they were floated before. So she's due, but it's not pressing, and he thinks it's best to let her recover from the choking, sedation, and lice, and get a little more weight on her before trying to sedate her again. So we're going to have him come back again next month and check her to see if he think she's ready then. She was back to her old self today though! She was al;l preky and happy!
A friend of mine went to equine affair and found a feed for weight gain that's $35 a bag. But you give them 32 oz twice a day and you're not supposed to have to add anything (supplement wise) to it. It has everything in it. She said it looked like dog food, and they gave her a small sample and her pickiest horse liked it. Wondering if she might be a hard keeper that they gave up one trying bc she was pretty bad. We've been trying and she's gained, but it seems like she has stopped gaining. The grass is starting to grow again though. AND I did notice today that her belly isn't as bloated as it looked a few weeks ago. And the hair loss ISNT horrible looking as I thought. I think bc most of the time when you see that the horses are not groomed, but she's brushed daily, so that may be why it doesnt look so bad. There is hair coming back in and it looks alot darker (like a dark blonde). And the sunscreen and dust lightens her black skin and it blends in with the hair, lol... Glad the vet said that the skin is healing though, and that when you get into the older horses like that, they seem to react more to things than a younger horse. Should have read up on senior horses when we got her, but she's here to stay now. and so we're doing what we can!
I'm trying to think of anything else to update you on, bc I cant remember what I have wrote. And in case it's handy to anyone else in the future, the vet said that the wormer works, but the dust works better and to focus on that. But grooming them all daily and dusting them every ten days is the best treatment! I think I may do the dust one extra week, just to be safe though!
You all are an awesome support team! Thanks so much for helping me and assuring me on this journey! I know you guys care! <3 I'll post another picture of her in a few days to see where we're at. I really wish I could find my weight tape!