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Re: High ringbone right hind old horse, pain management options
Posted by Gail Ivey on 11/4/2016, 10:50 am, in reply to "High ringbone right hind old horse, pain management options"
Generally, a horse will lose weight at that age because it simply doesn't have enough tooth left to support a proper TMJ function. But pain is also a reason to stop eating. You'd think 1/2 previcox would be enough. My old mare got very tired of chewing when she got to be 26. She had all of her teeth, but there wasn't enough of them left to support her TMJ. I second the Mountain Sunrise hay pellets. Make them into a sloppy, soupy mush for her and it's so much easier to chew. I gave my old mare a bucketful twice a day, plus she had grass to graze on, which she had no problem chewing. Hay was just too hard for her to chew on.
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