Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Good Afternoon and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
The lack of Whispers teeth not being floated could very well cause problems with her digestive tract. If she cannot chew the food well enough due to points and pain when Whisper eats, this can cause an obstruction in her digestive tract and colic like symptoms. I am not saying that this is the problem but I believe that Whisper is lethargic because she is in pain somewhere. This could be due to arthritis, considerng Whispers age so the first thing I would recommend is starting Whisper on Butazolidin or Banamine which you will have to get from your vet. These are pain relievers and anti inflammatory medications that will help Whisper feel better. If she does not respond to this , then your vet will have to run blood work to determine if Whisper is suffering from a metabolic issue that would require a different treatment.
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