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Experience:  Board Certified Equine Surgeon, Lameness and Sports Medicine Specialist DVM, BSc
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Not sure he is not eatting will graze he has always been

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Not sure he is not eatting will graze he has always been good eater just stared today wants to be alone not with other horses
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the horse's name and age?
Customer: 10 years name sonny
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about sonny?
Customer: He is a gilded lilly
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Emily Weaver replied 12 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr Weaver, I am an experienced equine vet and hope I can help you out today. Is Sonny only refusing hay and grain, but will eat grass willingly? How is his manure production? Can you check a temperature on him to see if he has a fever?

Usually when a horse stops eating, the first thing I think of is colic, or some type of abdominal pain. Sometimes they may not eat if they are running a fever. Dental problems is another reason they may not be eating. If the not eating persists for more than a few hours, I would put a call into your vet and have him checked out, or if he starts to show other signs of colic (laying down, pawing, stretching) call your vet right away.

Please let em know how Sonny is doing and if you have further questions let me know.

-Dr Weaver