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We have a horse who is about 700 pounds.. he has been eating

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Hi we have a horse who is about 700 pounds.. he has been eating fine but is uncomfortable, doesn't want to walk.. just want to stand and is shifting weight from hind to front. We are getting activated charcoal in the powder form and don't know how many teaspoons to give him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes.. no hoof wound or swelling
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the horse's name?
Customer: Buddy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buddy?
Customer: He is about30 years old, in awesome shape, he lives in the Caribbean and is pasofina
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for asking your question. My name is***** will try to help.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Activated charcoal is for when they have eaten something toxic to bind the toxins. Is there a history of him eating something he should not have?

Are his front hooves warmer than his hind hooves?

Is he putting his front feet more forward out in front of his body? More forward than usual?

Do you have any banamine (flunixine) or bute (phenylbutazone)?