Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
ok so teeth were done. he has been good for the vet (same one for the past 8 or so years) but today he tried to kill him. he slammed him into the fence, body slammed my fiance and then the vet again while galloping and being a general idiot in his stall. they had to tie him to a huge steel pole that supports the roof. vet jumped ontop of the fence and got blood then sedated him. was not enough so he had to hit him AGAIN. the horse could hardly stand but STILL tried to fight getting his teeth done. this whole thing was 100% entirely out of character for odie. the vet said absolutely nothing sugary at all. he recamended cool calories and a high fat diet at least until we find out whats going on. he is betting he has ulcers and that would cause this type of character change. so im starting him on aloe juice and Maalox as soon as i can afford it (between feed, gas, vet and emergency plain trim in broke for the next cuple of weeks). he said that it was good i was keeping feed in front of him but he told be that Bermuda actually makes ulcer worst and that might be why he is eating the alfalfa but avoiding the Bermuda. but he also agreed with how this horse is behaving giving him all alfalfa is NOT a smart idea.
so will know more once the blood gets back. he should be eating better now. need to get more alfalfa as i only have 2 flakes left and im going to give just a little less Bermuda until im positive ulcers are not a thing anymore.