I know there have been a million and one threads about horses losing weight but I thought I'd start another one because it's Annapolis that's losing weight.
As you know he's always been a hard keeper but we had finally got him looking good with Nutrena Safe Choice and soaked alfalfa cubes (because he can no longer eat hay). In addition, corn oil is added, as well as Strongid 2X and his One AC.
When they make up the feed, the Safe Choice is sprinkled on top of the alfalfa "soup" and then the whole lot is upended into his feeder. So the Safe Choice is on the bottom.
It's always taken him forever to finish his feed but recently Brody says he seems to have lost interest in the alfalfa part of it.
He still noses around energetically, and eating all the Safe Choice but now he's stalling out before he finishes the alfalfa. It's like he's just not interested in it.
I've got the vet coming out to check his teeth again and I'll discuss it with her, but I thought I'd run it by you guys too. What other options do I have for getting fibre into him, considering he doesn't have enough teeth in his head to chew hay to the point it can be swallowed?
Amusingly, he still loves the taste of hay and grass and treats it rather like chewing gum. All round the pasture I see wadded up bits of roughage that he has chewed all the taste out of before letting them drop to the ground.