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post #21 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 07:00 AM
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He doesn't look so good. Worm belly? Hay belly?

A 9 year old stallion should kind of be round and cresty in the neck. He's thin in places he shouldn't be thin. I'd have a vet looking at him.

a pic of his grandpa at 27 years old shows better overall condition
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post #22 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 07:22 AM
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Wow he looks nothing like a stallion! He has no muscle, or crest and like you say, no spark... he just looks... sickly. I think a vet check is important here, gut instincts are good haha. He may be lathargic because he has no condition. Try to look into his past, ask owner for photos etc to see if he has always been this way, or if its a more recent change.

It could be do to with worms- encysted (sp?) worms don't show up on egg counts but have the same effect on the horse, and like someone else said, wormers don't always work. if his teeth are bad get him sorted and see if any improvements start showing.

Like others have said, vet check asap so start convincing the owner lol

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post #23 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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Have the vet do a fecal for sand!!! (and parasites) When they have a gut full of sand it will look big, hang down, etc. Even if you don't think they are exposed to it, they CAN be. Trust me, been there, done that. If he does have sand in his belly, it's painful, and can become or death. They will have you put him on Equi-Aide, Sand-clear, which are both psyillium, to help clear him out. Good idea for any horse...give for 7 days each month as a routine. (I worked at an equine vet for years.... :) )
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post #24 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 11:32 AM
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What is he being fed?
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post #25 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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I think as MLS said he should be checked out for Ulcers. He almost seems anemic by your description which would definately account for his lack of interest etc. If he has untreated ulcers there is a possability. In any case I would have him checked out if he were mine.
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post #26 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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If he were mine, he would definitely be checked out by a vet. I'll talk to Peggy tomorrow and bring up some of the problem he might have. He currently gets two flakes of hay a day and a coffee can of Stock & Stable at night.

I cut the video down in length, here's the video:

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post #27 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
He currently gets two flakes of hay a day and a coffee can of Stock & Stable at night.
Only two flakes of hay?? A day?
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^ Yes. If they were mine they would be getting at least double that, but alas, they're not.
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post #29 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 01:24 PM
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Yeah, I'd have him looked at, I don't like that belly. Every horse I've ever seen like that has had sand in them.
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post #30 of 135 Old 12-28-2011, 01:34 PM
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Can you post pics of him please?
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