Weight of 12 month old

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:02 AM #1

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    I measured my boy yesterday. He is 36" around heart. 37" from middle of chest to under tail and 39" to middle of top of tail and 30" tall. I pulled the tape tight while measuring around his girth. Need to know how underweight he is.
     
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    There is a weight calculator on this page: http://www.lilbeginnings.com/info/feeding/

    How does he feel? have you felt through his hair? There should be a light layer of flesh and muscle covering his spine, hips and ribs: if you readily feel bone, he's too thin; if you have to press to feel bone he's getting too chubby.
    What is his build? How tall is he expected to mature?
    I have large minis, and don't have measurements on a 12 month old, but do for some 4 month olds. 29.5" colts, 34" heartgirth and 28" length, and they weighed around 105-110; they matured at 37" tall.
     
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    You need to press firmly to feel ris and his spine is a bit discernable, his hips are jutting out a bit. I did a fecal and all he had was strongyloides. Blood work was normal and have changed an increased his diet.
     
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    Please ecvuer typos, I am like "David afyer d entist"
     
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    What is his exact current diet? Feed? How much? Hay; type and how much?
    Sounds like he might need a bit more protein in his diet, but let's see what's he's currently getting first.
     
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    He is freefed orchard and alfalfa and there is always hay left over. Two heaping scoops of a mix of beet pulp and alfalfa pellet mash, 1 lb lmf senior feed.
    His parents are both around 32".
     
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    How big of a scoop? It sounds like he should be getting enough.
    Is he up to date on his deworming?
     
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    Had fecal done and all he had was strongyle eggs so dewormed him for that. Will follow up with another fecal after deworming in 6 weeks.
    I can post a photo of how much he gets tomorrow.
     
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