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He keeps chomping on his bit and keeps lifting his hind legs…

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He keeps chomping on...

He keeps chomping on his bit and keeps lifting his hind legs up to kick the floor beneath him (seperate timings)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the horse?

^^

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the horse seem to hurt?

Around his mouth and hooves

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Nothing I’ve noticed

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is the horse eating normally?

Yes

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No appetite problems. Is the horse having trouble peeing or pooing?

Not that i’ve noticed but he does have a lot of gas

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the horse's name and age?

Peppae and 20

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Peppae?

I’ve one just started loaning him, he has been neglected and psychologically abused for the past 2/3 years

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Horse Veterinary
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Dan C., DVM, Horse Veterinarian
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Good Morning, and thanks for your question.

Sorry to hear about Peppae's current behavior. I have a few questions I would like to ask about Peppae, so I might get a better idea as to what is troubling him.

1): How long has Peppae been showing this behavior, and did the kicking and the bit chomping both begin at the same time?

2): Did he start this behavior when you started loaning him?

3): When was he last trimmed or shod?

4): When were his teeth last examined or floated?

5): What type of bit are you using with Peppae, and is this a new type of bit for him?

6): Have you noticed any diarrhea?

7): What does his normal diet consist of?

8): What is his living environment like (stall with paddock, open pasture, etc.) and is he in with other horses?

Thanks, ***** *****'m looking forward to hearing from you.

-Dan C., DVM

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