Lois of Tanglewood Farms - Atlanta, USA couldn't wait to tell us this amazing story about Chubby Checkers a miniature stallion. At 4 years old he stands 29 inches (74.5cm) tall and weighs 160 pounds (72.5kg).
Chubby Checkers has never been prone to Colic or other Equine health problems and so we were greatly concerned when he quit playing with his big exercise ball which he loves. Chubbs then began eating less and less and showed some mild Colic symptoms.
Our vet was called and he was oiled and given Banamine. Over the next few days he quit eating completely and acted very depressed.
We began tube feeding him in order to keep his strength up and this went on for about a 10 days. Blood work did not show any problem. Our Vet suspected Equine ulcers and that’s when we contacted Abler.
We started him on 1/2 sachets of Abler Abprazole and continued this treatment together with tube feeding for the next few days and then put him on pasture to encourage him to eat.
After about 5 days he did start to eat and has been improving ever since thanks to the treatment with Abprazole
Chubbs is an active little carriage horse (we made him a special little roadster) and does dressage and obstacle work. He loves to go on the Saturday drives with Tanglewood -Farms customers.
We are not sure what started the Ulcers but are so thankful to Abler for their help in saving Chubbs. Seeing him active and playing with his ball again and I have to tell you I was sure excited.
Minatures are no different to other Horses and are susceptible to Ulcers. Equine gastric ulcer treatment is necessary to prevent death from ulcers – the number one cause of preventable death of miniature horses.
A severe and painful digestive system irritation can kill a Mini horse if not treated promptly.