Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:03 PM
Hello all! I'm a newbie here, and recently rescued 3 horses. (This after being horse-less for many years and rather green myself) Brief history on the Appy mare, apprx 13 years old, hateful towards other horses at feeding time and in her previous home, injured her leg on the corral. Anyway, vet gave her a checkup (at previous owners, I have no records) and said she needs stall rest for 5-6 months..no bloodwork or urnialysis was run to my knowledge) I am concerned about her urination...its ALOT! Just saturates the area. She does however apprear to drink more than the other horses. Can horses be diabetic?? So some horses just drink/urinate more than others? The vet gave a clean bill of health otherwise apparently. Any suggestions to how to maintain her pen? We have her in a 20X40 (approx) pen, good ole' Arizona dirt on the ground...I tried shavings but she just saturates them and in 115 degrees, well, its not a pretty smell:) She seems healthy and happy, I really like her and hope she doesnt have a serious illness with this urination..Any tips, thoughts, ideas appreciated....Thank you!!!!