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roro wrote:As a note, what is questionably being called "Ethiopian belly" is probably drawing on the images of people with kwashiorkor, which is caused by marked protein deficiency. If that is what that horse has (I've pulled up next to no information on that issue being present in horses with the proper term), then the priority is comprehensive nutrition and time, and a probiotic may be nothing but a waste. Also, with general GI issues from being underweight and malnourished, probiotics are often not part of initial treatment. They may help, or they may not, depending on various factors.
I have no idea if this horse has suffered a protein deficiency. Or a calcium deficiency. Or a copper deficiency, or, or, or. But it has suffered. The point simply being, bloated/distended belly with ribs showing = Houston, we've got a problem.
Even with a correct diagnosis of current digestive system issue/s, treatment and proper nutrition moving forward, this horse is already screwed for life. Along with her digestive system, her skeletal and muscular systems have been compromised. As has her neurological system, her endocrine system, her circulatory system, her respiratory system and every organ, gland and cell in her body.
If she can stay sound, which considering her conformation under the circumstances isn't likely, she will suffer in some way because of the malnutrition and subsequent body-wide damage that has undoubtedly occurred. There are an infinite number of ways for it to manifest down the road. You couldn't pay me to take on such a case.
Agreed, probiotics may be advisable.
Aug 12 14 2:42 PM
ckayser wrote:roro wrote:^^I'm not sure what you're objecting to, if anything at all. What a pretty pony. SqueeeeFixed that for ya.
roro wrote:^^I'm not sure what you're objecting to, if anything at all. What a pretty pony. Squeeee
At first I thought "whut? That horse is a mess" before I realized you were joking.
^As clarification, I was discussing terminology (because I found the term used questionable, as I said, as well as somewhat vague/confusing) and then talked about probiotics and conditions in general, because I find that an interesting subject. I'm not interested in and was not giving advice to GTD or addressing that horse specifically (I did use the horse as a jumping off point for kwashiorkor because of the term).
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Vivian Jaffe: Have you ever transcended space and time? Albert Markovski: Yes. No. Uh, time, not space... No, I don't know what you're talking about.
Aug 12 14 5:32 PM
equestrian054 wrote:I think he's got too much shit in his face to be a model of anything. Unless the modeling job was for face shit.
GoTheDistance wrote:She's likely wormy and as a young TB,cannot flourish on a weedy grass field she was in like the miniatures. She's a very lively sweet mare, not lethargic or "off".
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TrickRoperDeluxe wrote:Dude missed leg day.
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Symbah was starved before I got him as a 2 year old. Ribby, sunken hips, scrawny neck, hooves breaking/curling and ringworm.
We didn't ask anything of him work wise until he was of proper weight (and ringworm gone). Even with his conformation, he's going strong.
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