Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Ditto, Dropped weight and not shedding sounds like Cushings.
You can probably get the vet out to draw blood to check cortisol level but spinning blood to check ACTH is not something vetís cando in their facilityís.
MyCushings horseís ACTH test has been pushed out to April 6th due to the lab informing the vet facility it is a low priority in lieu of other issues. They could not guarantee the blood would be spun in a timely fashion to guarantee accuracy.
I would ask the vet anyway and also ask if the lab they use is maintaining a normal schedule for standard things such as ACTH tests - and let us know:):)
Yes pictures would be a huge help if you care to post them. No tack on the horse. Have it in good light:)
Rain rot: A betadine wash should help. You can also buy pure, oral Vitamin E (no fillers, no selenium) and start adding 3,000 IU daily to the diet. Skin issues of this nature are generally due to a weakened immune system. Vitamin E will boost the immune system:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.