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post #1 of 3 Old 10-07-2008, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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coughing

Our little pony was coughing a bit this morning - I'm not sure why. I fed him some carrots and he coughed quite a lot after eating them. I kinda figured he might have been too greedy and eaten them too fast :roll: as per usual. But then as we were leading him down to the paddock, he coughed a couple more times... what could it be? Should we be worried? He seems perfectly fine apart from the coughing.

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-07-2008, 08:52 PM
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Is he still coughing? Did he have something to drink afterwards? He could have just taken a carrot wrong and needed to get it dislodged. If he is still coughing, maybe it's an allergy? Is it allergy season there? I would try to encourage him to drink -- put some salt in his food maybe? I don't worry about a one time cough myself -- maybe it's sorted itself out already and he's all better now?
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-08-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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thanks NM. He seems fine today so I guess it was just the carrot :roll: silly pony - maybe this will teach him not to be so greedy. lol I highly doubt it though!

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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