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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:30 AM

Misty is generally quite well covered body wise but does appear tucked up (top half) of her flanks - sometimes it seems worse if she's standing a particular way but she's definitely tucked up - she does drink quite a lot - more than any other horse i've owned - she has been wormed I did that last Wednesday - any ideas why she might be like that ?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:39 AM

Don't know!
Different horses do drink a lot, when Liz had her old horse, Jazz, here, it drank loads more than Clodagh and we had its kidneys checked out ion the end. Was she vetted? Jazz's kidneys were fine, she just drank a lot. :verrek:

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

I had always assumed it was a tension thing but could it just be the difference between a fibre belly and the less full bit above it?

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:19 PM

Last wednesday for the worming did she pass lots of nasties? She could still look a little under weight if she was carrying a burden, she may just be a little inder weight though she looked nice in those pics you posted.

What are her poos like, sloppy, smelly?

Of course she could just be stressed, especially if shes never been backed!! Sorry thats not funny but you know what I mean, shes learning alot, lots of new strange things she might be a little bemused/stressed by it all, you could try Rescue Rem it won't hurt

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:25 PM

Just to say I thought your post said Molly not misty, so yep, I would see what she's like once you've had a her a little longer and she's let herself breathe!

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:09 AM

Thanks ladies for your suggestions.

Naughty I know but I didn't have her vet checked- can't say i've ever had a vet check yet just never seem to have that extra 400 (one day I might pay dearly for it but so far so good touch wood :verrek: ).

Hopefully it is just a tension thing I hadn't given that a thought - she didn't pass anything after being wormed and I really did have a good ol rummage when she done a poo while being groomed, I used an Equest wormer as that's the program the whole yard are on for this year so I just slotted her in with them.

Her poo seems to be normal, colour, smell etc, nothing seems out of the ordinary with it - it just stinks like the rest of them do :tomato:

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:56 PM

Equest is well known for it's ability to clear any 'backlog' of worms, so I think you can safely rule out worms. I take it she is not just cold.


PS. We have never had an animal vetted either, so far so good...touches every bit of wood in sight

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:55 PM

I've never had one vetted either!




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