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post #101 of 131 Old 12-27-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Encephalitis is carried by mosquitoes.

Google equine neurological diseases.

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that's great to know. Mosquitoes are a constant out there in the summer spring and fall cause the fields flood and constantly stay wet.

Oh duh I should have known that lol

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post #102 of 131 Old 12-27-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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I google equine neurological diseases. And of the stuff I read Shaggy has none of those type of symptoms.

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You must have not seen my post with all the arguing......Google magnesium deficiency in horses and see if the symptoms sound like your horse. If so, supplementing magnesium will make him less jumpy and irrational.
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You must have not seen my post with all the arguing......Google magnesium deficiency in horses and see if the symptoms sound like your horse. If so, supplementing magnesium will make him less jumpy and irrational.
ok doing that right now!

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post #105 of 131 Old 12-27-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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it does kinda sound like Shaggy in the last couple weeks. Especially all of this Anxiety, irritability, spooky, defensive behavior, random bucking, rearing and refusals are just the tip of the iceberg of magnesium deficiency symptoms.
I don't really thing he's been defensive tho but maybe that's just me. It said that these symptoms can happen in times of stress. Shaggy defiantly stressing over that machine.

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That's what I thought. Grass/ hay only can be the reason. Soils nowadays are deficient in a lot of things, that's why at least a vitamin/ mineral supplement or a Ration Balancer is a good thing. In his case I would load him back up with magnesium for sure. If it doesn't make a difference within, say, a month, you're at least a step ahead and know it's behavioural.
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That's what I thought. Grass/ hay only can be the reason. Soils nowadays are deficient in a lot of things, that's why at least a vitamin/ mineral supplement or a Ration Balancer is a good thing. In his case I would load him back up with magnesium for sure. If it doesn't make a difference within, say, a month, you're at least a step ahead and know it's behavioural.
I didnt even begin to think about Minerals and stuff. They have a mineral/salt block but I don't know how much they mess with it lol Is this something I should have the vet out for before I do anything?

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No, no vet needed. Google again how much magnesium they advise for treatment and get a supplement. Then I'd check into ration balancers or at least a vit/ min supplement. The block usually dissolve in the rain, untouched. I've not seen many horses who actually use them. There are loose minerals you can put out, free choice, but that would work only if it's only your horses in that pasture, unless you want to do some good and have all of them have it
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No, no vet needed. Google again how much magnesium they advise for treatment and get a supplement. Then I'd check into ration balancers or at least a vit/ min supplement. The block usually dissolve in the rain, untouched. I've not seen many horses who actually use them. There are loose minerals you can put out, free choice, but that would work only if it's only your horses in that pasture, unless you want to do some good and have all of them have it
ok good don't really have 60 bucks for a farm call right now lol and ok I will go back to googling and see what I can find on vit/min supplements. I do have one question tho wouldnt all the horses in this field be acting this way since they all eat the same thing?

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Not necessarily. You said he's a bit on the chubby side, right? Could be a metabolic issue. Its quite complicated to explain, but easy keepers are more prone to getting certain kinds of upholstery( cresty neck, fat patches next to the tail and behind the shoulders, over the withers), which become smaller and soft again when those horses are supplemented with magnesium. So there is a connection between metabolism of sugars and starches, and the sugar high is basically what you see in him.
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