Treatment Name: Diagnostic Tests: Detailed Physical Exam

Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures

Rated for: Thoroughbred

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Staunton, Virginia, United States

Posted Feb. 10, 2019

Anorexia in a horse can stem from a number if issues. Ulcers are a common cause, typically these horses will start to eat and then stop. Acute anorexia can be due to colic, this might resolve with some medication or might lead to more serious interventions.

Some horses are just picky eaters and will not eat certain hay, grain or treats. They might also not want to eat if the schedule, housing or herd has changed. I had a horse that didn't like to eat if he was not in his stall at his barn. Change of routine and housing were stressful for him. These horses should be checked over by a vet, if they are medically sound then it is time to get creative.

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