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        02-20-2013, 10:49 PM
      #21
    Showing
    I'm going to keep posting about it until the OP addresses why he's only getting 4 flakes of hay a day.
         
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        02-20-2013, 10:53 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    I'm going to keep posting about it until the OP addresses why he's only getting 4 flakes of hay a day.
    Why not just ask the OP how much those 4 flakes weigh? My horse only gets 4 flakes per day, but it their weight equates 2% of her body weight, which is adequate for her.
         
        02-20-2013, 10:59 PM
      #23
    Trained
    OP, you might want to have your vet do an allergy panel on this horse. My best friend's Arab gelding was breaking out in hives, so they did a partial panel and discovered he was allergic to alfalfa. So, they switched him to Bermuda grass and timothy. After a couple of weeks, he became incredibly difficult to handle and seemed to have forgotten everything he'd ever been taught. They decided to do a full allergy panel on him. Turns out that he is literally allergic to EVERYTHING...except flies. He's allergic to every kind of hay, so he has to be on a very controlled diet of pellets supplemented with anti-histamines.

    My point is, sometimes it's the things you least suspect, health-wise, that may be making your horse "crazy."
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        02-20-2013, 10:59 PM
      #24
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
    Why not just ask the OP how much those 4 flakes weigh? My horse only gets 4 flakes per day, but it their weight equates 2% of her body weight, which is adequate for her.
    It's a question, not a judgement. I'm asking why, and he or she can explain the reasoning

    A) weight of horse
    B) weight of flake
    C) on pasture
    C) etc.
         
        02-20-2013, 11:01 PM
      #25
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
    Why not just ask the OP how much those 4 flakes weigh? My horse only gets 4 flakes per day, but it their weight equates 2% of her body weight, which is adequate for her.
    I think the two questions go hand-in-hand. However, the OP isn't answering either (which she's been asked multiple times).

    A thought... The OP is a minor who sounds like she boards. It may be that she doesn't know how or why her horse is fed what he is fed.
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        02-20-2013, 11:32 PM
      #26
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MuStRiDe    
    Thank you all for your help

    We don't turn out Dutch any more because he recently started scaring himself to the point to where he gives himself a bloody noise by snorting so hard.

    He eats 1 grass and 1 ALFALFA every morning and evening.
    Did anyone else notice the part where she said a high strung tb was not on turnout anymore?! I agree with the ulcers, feeding suggestions, etc. But wow, if I took turnout from my two tb's I'd have a disaster on my hands :/
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        02-20-2013, 11:50 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Where I board, the lady that owns the place feeds him. And when we got Dutch he was a couple hundred pounds under weight. I did not question her on why it was only four flakes a day but it seemed to be enough. He is now at a very healthy weight. And as for taking him from the turn out I had to do it because Dutch was hurting himself. To make up for it, I give him plently of exercise almost every day.
         
        02-20-2013, 11:53 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Tomarrow I will call the vet and ask him about the possibility of ulcers
         
        02-20-2013, 11:53 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Can you put boots on his legs, etc?
         
        02-20-2013, 11:55 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    OP, you might want to have your vet do an allergy panel on this horse. My best friend's Arab gelding was breaking out in hives, so they did a partial panel and discovered he was allergic to alfalfa. So, they switched him to Bermuda grass and timothy. After a couple of weeks, he became incredibly difficult to handle and seemed to have forgotten everything he'd ever been taught. They decided to do a full allergy panel on him. Turns out that he is literally allergic to EVERYTHING...except flies. He's allergic to every kind of hay, so he has to be on a very controlled diet of pellets supplemented with anti-histamines.

    My point is, sometimes it's the things you least suspect, health-wise, that may be making your horse "crazy."
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    Thank you. I will aslo ask the vet about allergies.
         

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