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horse_lover
06-24-2007, 01:56 AM
I don't know if any of you know my sister but this used to be her account. She didn't want it anymore so she gave it to me. Anyway, I will get to the point. My cousin's friend has a horse who hasn't eaten in over 3 days. She might have to put her down but she certainly doesn't want to. She hasn't touched hay or even grain. Does anyone have any advice that might help? Thank you so much!!!

JuniorxMyxLove
06-24-2007, 12:42 PM
I really don't know. Maybe putting a few treats or something she loves in there to encourage her to eat? I'm not sure.

I really hope she gets better!

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Thank You! I'll let you know what happens!

mike001
06-24-2007, 02:18 PM
You never offer grain to a sick horse, never. You can leave free choice hay if horse id not colicking, and always have lots of fresh wate available.
If the horse has been sick for 3 days, why hasn't your friend called the vet??
Has anyone thought of checking the horse's temp., heart rate, pulse and gums for colour??
You don't give any of the symptoms that the horse is suffering from, only that it isn't eating, not enough to go on for someone to help.....my first choice would be to call in a vet, not get help on the forum.

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 02:45 PM
She did take her to the vet but the person said she just wasn't hungry. she can't afford another vet bill. She didn't give her grain either! I just said she woudn't touch it! :mad: I'm just looking for suggestions. I'm only 13.

Hellow
06-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Well, im 13, but i would ride my horse to the vet, again.

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 03:21 PM
Thank you. Actuall my cousin just said the vet is there right now. I'll keep you all updated!

buttercup132
06-24-2007, 03:39 PM
I thought your cousin was a equine vet? Why doesn't she know?:confused:
I agree with what Mike said:)

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 03:45 PM
I have more than one cousin you know!

Kalei
06-24-2007, 03:46 PM
Poor horsey, I hope that the horse gets better soon. I can't really see what is wrong with it, all I can think of is that there is something making her/him not wanting to eat, maybe the horse is in pain somewhere, I don't know. I hope that vet can help:)

I will be praying for the horse to get better, I love horses so much and it is always such a sad thing when a horse had to be put to sleep, so lots of PT Prayers on the way:)

buttercup132
06-24-2007, 03:49 PM
There was a horse at the barn I worked at before and he got something wrong with his hooves (I can't remember what theheck it was called) Anyways he barley ate and couldn't walk very well. Do they use shavings as bedding?

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 03:51 PM
No they use straw. Was it called thrush? Anyway, she called a different vet. The other said she wasn't hungry. How stupid is that?

buttercup132
06-24-2007, 03:53 PM
No, it was caused by some type of black shavings that is poisonus to humans and horses. Some of it got into our shavings and we had to evacuate the whole barn and give them all shots. That horse eventually died and I think a couple others did too. But since they don't use shavings it wouldn't be that.

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 03:56 PM
oh. well thanx anyway. i'll keep you updated on what is going on. I'll call later when they are home from work

JuniorxMyxLove
06-24-2007, 04:02 PM
ooh ooh I have another idea. It's gonna sound stupid, and they've probably already had it checkewd, but are the teeth okay? If the teeth are bothering him/her, they might not eat. or anything else in the mouth.

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horse_lover
06-24-2007, 04:04 PM
I don't know much about it because I haven't talked to them lately. I will ask though. that really isn't a stupid suggestion!

JuniorxMyxLove
06-24-2007, 04:06 PM
I guess not, but it's kind of obvious. Although I never thought of it until now. hmm..

horse_lover
06-24-2007, 04:08 PM
I never thought of that either. They had a problem 2 weeks ago she was eating but she had diarrhea for a week. Now she's stopped going and won't eat

mike001
06-24-2007, 06:24 PM
No, it was caused by some type of black shavings that is poisonus to humans and horses. Some of it got into our shavings and we had to evacuate the whole barn and give them all shots. That horse eventually died and I think a couple others did too. But since they don't use shavings it wouldn't be that.


Buttercup, I think you're talking about black walnut tree shavings, yes it is very poisonous to horses.

Sorry horse lover, I forgot to mention maybe the teeth needed floating. Whoever thought of it, thanks, just don't remember who it was now.
But if that horse isn't dumping it sounds intestinal.

buttercup132
06-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Buttercup, I think you're talking about black walnut tree shavings, yes it is very poisonous to horses.

Sorry horse lover, I forgot to mention maybe the teeth needed floating. Whoever thought of it, thanks, just don't remember who it was now.
But if that horse isn't dumping it sounds intestinal.Ya that's it. They were breathing it in and then it affected some of their hooves from standing on it so long it got absorbed into them.

boris91
06-25-2007, 11:02 AM
awwww poor horses buttercup anyway i was just reading up an it said that this could mean a intestinal blockage and to try putting sweet fruits in her/his mouth and seeing what happens if he dosent try to chew then it could be his teeth i will try find the link for ya

horse_lover
07-23-2007, 08:44 PM
She is alot better. She started eating again and now she's fat! I'm so glad!

JuniorxMyxLove
07-24-2007, 01:52 PM
did they find out what was wrong with her?

horse_lover
07-27-2007, 09:53 PM
I think it was cause she was having trouble digesting and she didn't want to eat. But as long as she's better! :D