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post #41 of 47 Old 04-20-2013, 10:46 PM
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Yay!! I'm really glad to hear that he seems to be doing better.
What was the trick?

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post #42 of 47 Old 04-20-2013, 10:49 PM
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Glad he's eating!
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I have a 30 + year old pony that has had several episodes of acting like he was on the way out. I just kept on trying and he got better. I have to separate him out to feed him, but he is doing great. He even trots up to dinner.
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I don't know what did the trick Wallaby... I offered him basically every variation of food that I could every couple hours over the day... finally he decided he liked equine senior and oats, straight up :) He got some ulcerguard this morning...

The weather has been up and down, maybe that has something to do with it... a couple of friends with senior horses said the same thing, Celeste, that they would just go off feed, then after a day or two decide they felt better...

Either way, I'm happy to see him happy and eating... hope we keep on this path :)

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post #45 of 47 Old 04-21-2013, 01:03 AM
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Hallelujah!!!!!
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post #46 of 47 Old 04-21-2013, 08:40 AM
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So glad things are leveling out! Does he have free choice salt? Sorry if this has been posted before but sometimes elders need that extra salt so they drink more...
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post #47 of 47 Old 04-21-2013, 05:47 PM
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Glad he is eating better! It does sound like ulcers... You may want to consider long term ranitidine once he gets better with the omeprazole. Good Luck!
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