Why does my horse look really skinny aroung the hips but fat tummy?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by tplummer, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. tplummer

    tplummer Songster

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    I know this is way off subject from chickens but my filly about 3 is pretty skinny accept her tummy. Why is this? What can i give her?
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    Is she pregnant?
     
  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    worms? Photos might help to get an idea....
     
  4. Sounds like worms to me....When was the last time she was wormed? When were her teeth floated last? What are you feeding her? What's her age?
     
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  5. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

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    my guess would be worms. have u wormed her recently. if it isnt worms then she might b pregnant. pics would help
     
  6. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

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    worms
    you posted this in the wrong place.
    I would get a good wormer for her from your vet.
    And she need to be on a good feed with full turn out on grass pasture.
     
  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

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    worms...de-worm him/her
     
  8. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Songster

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    I agree as well. It's usually a sign of worms.
     
  9. tplummer

    tplummer Songster

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    She is on treatment now and a friend is going to help us

    thanks
     
  10. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

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    Yes, sounds like worms to me. Also if she is sunk in at the flank it could mean she needs more water.
     

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