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Re: [RC] [RC] Mare losing weight rapidly - Marirose Six

On the other hand-------She may just be getting ready to have a nasty tooth abcess. My 20 yr old mare just went through that. Really dropped weight fast so I started her on Sr feed. Then one day, I brought her in for am feed & whole side of her face was swollen & a nasty infection showed itself. (There was no swelling the pm before.) A trip to the vet took care of it & she has been gaining weight steadily since.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Kathy Klenk <kramspott@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
IF the mare is separating herself from the herd for long long periods of
time then I agree with the other post, it may be cancer, I had the same
situation quite a while back but I knew something was wrong more because
of the fact he separated himself.  It took an autopsy the hospital to
finally know it was cancer.

Kathy   SE

Mellifluous wrote:
> Hello all,
> One of my mares has been dropping weight very very quickly in the past
> few weeks.  She is an Arabian and will be turning 21 in a couple of
> weeks.  I have had this mare for many years and she has always been an
> easy keeper to the point of being obese when on mediocre pasture and
> no grain.  In the past 2-3 weeks she has gone from having a nice layer
> of fat over her ribs with a nice topline to a prominent backbone with
> ribs visible and her hips are becoming prominent.  Her flank area is
> very sunken looking.  She has been wormed regularly, is not dropping
> feed and eats everything in front of her.
> Over the winter she has had 20 lbs of russell bermuda hay a day along
> with 3 pounds of beet pulp/safechoice/BOSS mix which is divided into
> two feedings daily.  In the past few weeks, I have been switching the
> feed mix to ultium and beet pulp. There is some grass in my pasture,
> but not enough to really count for anything.  I have my other two
> horses on a similar diet.  The one that is working gets more ultium
> but that is the only difference.  They look fine.
> The vet will be coming out, I was wondering if any of you had
> experience with horses doing this and if there any special tests I
> should have him run on her.
> Thanks!
> Mel
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[RC] Mare losing weight rapidly, Mellifluous
Re: [RC] Mare losing weight rapidly, Kathy Klenk