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24 year old palomino gelding super skinny!!!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by Sassysarah123, Jan 10, 2018 at 4:40 PM.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 at 8:31 AM
    Sassysarah123

    Sassysarah123 Loving the herd life

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    I am not sure we got him a couple months ago. My parents wanted him for the little kids to ride because he was so calm and easy going. But since a couple of weeks ago we he started losing weight and he looks horrible now!
    How would I know if he's had teeth done? Is there a way to tell?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Check with your vet about having them checked. Sometimes you they drop grain but not always. They get "hooks" on their molars which can be difficult for you to see, so it's best to have them checked by a professional. (A vet or equine dentist) most horses over 15 years can benefit from annual dental exams.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM
    Sassysarah123

    Sassysarah123 Loving the herd life

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    Thank you
     
  4. Jan 13, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Got any pics of what he looked like when he arrived and what he looks like now? Feeding any minerals? Last time he was wormed?

    If he was fine when you got him but has lost weight since you've had him, I'd examine what has changed for him since his last place of residence~feed, hay quality, overstressed soils, shelter, water supply?