Hi all.. I just rescued this horse from kill buyers. He's an approximate 12 year old, 16.2 Percheron cross. He is REALLY under weight at his topline to the point where you can feel where the ribs stop, and you can see his spine all the way down. He is currently barefoot, and overall besides the weight, seems to be doing okay. He has so far, been wormed, had his teeth done, his feet, and of course his coggins/shots.
I've ordered Smart Gain from Smartpak, as well as other supplements to help boost his health. He will be on turn out with a large round bale to munch on, and daily grain. I also called the vet this morning to have her come out and give me an assessment.
Besides what I'm already doing, is there anything else I can try? Is there anything I should ask the vet? (He came to my barn last night) I know weight doesn't come on over night, and it's a slow process. I just want to get him on the right path to success.
Thanks in advance.