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post #1 of 10 Old 08-13-2013, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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appearance problems

Hi guys im sort of stuck in the mud as people would say. I got a mare a couple of months ago and she was very under weight she's been getting plenty of pasteur and cool mix but she still hasn't been putting on as much weight as i'd like her to be. I thought by not riding her for a few weeks would make a difference but it hasn't. She's also been wormed twice since we got her so it can't be worms. She also has a dandruff like substance on her mane, neck and chest we washed her a good few times and it seems to be going away but We're getting warm weather here and it seems to irritate her more any suggestions thanks for reading:)
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-13-2013, 09:40 AM
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Possible mineral deficiency?
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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How much is 'plenty'? How old is she? Has she had her teeth done?

The cool mix you're giving her, is it designed for weight and muscle development? If not, look into one that is.

Also, get a vet to check her over. It shouldn't be that hard to get weight on a healthy horse.
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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Has your vet checked her iron levels? A friend of mine took on a horse a few months ago and she was having problems gaining weight and the vet ruled she was anemic and put her on a iron supplement and now with only being on the supplement for a few weeks is already looking 100 times better and even acting perkier and like she feels better.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-13-2013, 05:24 PM
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How old is she?

It sounds like she is missing a lot of vital things in her diet.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-14-2013, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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She is around 7 or 8 years old and before we got her she was down in a bog!
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-14-2013, 08:38 AM
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Can you post a few pics? Her teeth likely need to be attended to. They develop sharp points which can ulcerate the cheeks which can be painful.
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[IMG]IMAG0049[/IMG] shed after putting on a little weight since then its only when she moves noe you can see it
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-14-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I don't no why it isn't working
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-14-2013, 04:38 PM
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Sorry I don't no why it isn't working
Because you aren't using the URL with the [IMG] tags.

If you have it on your computer, you need to click the paperclip to attach the file.

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