I have fed a smear (1/4 cup?) of cheap cornola or vegetable oil on two big scoops of sweet feed with an apple wafer ('horse candy') daily for years to a 14.5 hand horse. The initial impetus was to improve coat gloss - but honestly, I don't think it does. I am regarded as a person who spoils horses - there's a 2 lb bag of carrots to share round two to six horses most days too.Can they handle veg oil? She MIGHT find it a little more tolerable. If she's an easy keeper--yikes! May have a line on a different vet. We'll see.
Wow! This is a lot to deal with, especially without the support of a good vet. I've been following your thread and hoping for a good report soon.Update on my minis. I seem to be without vet help right now. So lovely. I called a highly recommended one and she texted me back and suggested a couple of names (one of them being my regular vet). So I called the other vet, and I have met him before for an emergency several years ago and liked him. So that was yesterday and no response. UGH!!!! So I have been taking a little bit of everyone's advice and trying to figure it all out! I gave them all veg oil....so now they all have diarrhea. My stallion was sick and listless for a couple of days but has started eating again tonight. Pepper is still huge. Snickers is still pregnant (I think!) and my oldster has lost more weight than I would prefer. So now, no more veg oil for a couple of days. In the meantime I saw Pepper bloated up again like a balloon and when she tried to pass stool she strained and only a little bit of water. So I washed up, put on gloves and grabbed the enemas I was saving for a foal (if it ever arrives). Gave Pepper enemas and was successful in getting some stuff out of her. The best part is I though she would bite me but she was very good. We then went on some really long walks and that helped a small bit as well. Now letting their tummies settle a little bit for a couple of days with just hay and see what happens (they are also getting probiotics, etc)
Thanks! It helps to know there are others with minis who know more than I do and are supportive. This whole mess sure undermines a person's confidence.Wow! This is a lot to deal with, especially without the support of a good vet. I've been following your thread and hoping for a good report soon.