My lad has been ill since sunday, I first noticed when i brought him in and he was really quiet and off his food. After some light exercise he brightened up a bit so I turned him back out and he went off grazing.
On monday we went to get him in and he was laying down in the field, really quiet (lathargic) and sweating. So I got him up and walked him to the stable, where normally he would tuck straight in to the hay but he didn't touch his feed,hay or water.
so we just left him in over night, went up the next morning he was no better, looked like he hadnt eaten or drunken anything. His droppings were really loose too, you could clearly see he has lost weight and looks dull.
So we called the vet out, he took bloods and checked him over he has ruled out colic, stangles, grass sickness, he thinks it could be a nasty virus or infection, or an allergy. The vet said to rest him, try and get him to eat or drink something, he took bloods and gave him some pain relief.
We have been up three times today and no improvement, tried tipping water in to his mouth but he wasn't having any of it, vet is coming back out in the morning and if no better the vet says he might have to go in to be monitored and put on a drip :-(
Im really scared as he has never had anything like this before, he normally loves his food and seeing him not interested in it all, is really worrying.
Anyone been in a similar situation? any idea on what it could be?
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