Cough and Runny Nose - What's Okay?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Cough and Runny Nose - What's Okay?

This is a discussion on Cough and Runny Nose - What's Okay? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Yearling filly coughing and snotty nose
  • Horse with cough and running nose

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-07-2012, 02:03 AM
  #1
Yearling
Cough and Runny Nose - What's Okay?

So over the past few weeks Walker has developed a cough and runny nose. In the beginning I didn't notice too much, just a little drip here and there and a cough. Now though I'm getting worried, his cough hasn't gotten better and I finally got a video of it. His nose is running like crazy, not any weird colors but still way more than usual. I opened his stall when I got to the barn and he had snot just hanging and smeared on the side of his face -- eck!

The vet comes out in a week or so to check up on another horse so I think I'm going to have her take a look at him too!

Should I possibly have her out sooner? Sorry for the background music in the arena, didn't have time to switch it off before he started coughing. If it's sideways it should change in a little bit!

The babies playing with DH target he left in the arena in the end of the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYvuKKvrkgE
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-07-2012, 09:33 PM
  #2
Foal
My horse has similar symptoms, but he only coughs when I ride, he'll cough a bit as we work and it has gotten worse recently. I originally thought it was allergies but now that it is progressing I am planning on calling a vet out. Just to make sure (: His nose has gotten less runny, it really never was truly runny, I would just notice a bit of clear snot in his nose. But the cough still bothers me. Even if it is nothing, I am super paranoid about everything with my boy and just want to check it out with a vet. I can post when I hear a report from the vet, in case it is similar to your issue
     
    12-07-2012, 09:36 PM
  #3
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annanoel    
So over the past few weeks Walker has developed a cough and runny nose. In the beginning I didn't notice too much, just a little drip here and there and a cough. Now though I'm getting worried, his cough hasn't gotten better and I finally got a video of it. His nose is running like crazy, not any weird colors but still way more than usual. I opened his stall when I got to the barn and he had snot just hanging and smeared on the side of his face -- eck!

The vet comes out in a week or so to check up on another horse so I think I'm going to have her take a look at him too!

Should I possibly have her out sooner? Sorry for the background music in the arena, didn't have time to switch it off before he started coughing. If it's sideways it should change in a little bit!

The babies playing with DH target he left in the arena in the end of the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYvuKKvrkgE
I would call the vet out ASAP if he was mine. You didn't say if you checked his temperature?
     
    12-07-2012, 10:02 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
Take his temperature AM and PM and see where it is. If there is no elevation in Temp, You are not going to do any good with antibiotics or most other treatments. I am not great on steroids or cough syrup. I would first try wetting his hay every day for a week. Then, when you do see a Vet, you can rule out hay particles or dust.

Of course, if there is a fever, you should have a Vet out and determine the source. A simple CBC will tell you if it is bacterial and would respond to antibiotics.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Runny nose horsecrazygirl13 Horse Health 1 09-05-2012 11:45 PM
Runny Nose? EthanQ Horse Health 3 04-09-2012 11:48 PM
Runny Nose.... JuniorHunterChamp Horse Health 1 11-20-2011 02:53 PM
Very runny nose. horsesroqke Horse Health 6 02-26-2011 07:46 PM
runny nose cheethamz17 Horse Health 10 02-02-2008 12:05 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0