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post #1 of 8 Old 11-20-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Coughing / Nasal sounding breathing

Late October I bought an unpapered QH filly for a $100. She's a year/year in a half old and has a ton of potential. Right now she's scraggly, only on poor quality pasture. But she has nice straight legs, dainty little hooves, and alot of room to fill out. She has a lovely trot, lope, and easy walk on top of it.

The thing is, when I bought her, she was perfectly healthy.


Now, she sounds very nasal when she breathes. Like someone with a stuffy nose, and her nostrils are wet and runny (I'm assuming it's horse snot) and on top of that, she's coughing. Her eyes appear clear and she is otherwise looks to be good condition.

At the moment, my biggest suspect is the hay that she was munching away at. First off, it has huge weed sticks in it. It's VERY dusty, I gave it a pat and a big puff of dust came off it. Oi.


I'm paying her former owner $25 a month (his price, not mine) to keep her until I finish putting together a temp. Shelter and put up a fence. I'd get her out of there yesterday if it wasn't for weather and work restrictions.

I've been out to see her all of twice. I try to use every minuet I can to work on the fences or shelter. I clearly stated when I bought her, several times actually, that I would pick her up in December, when my fences are up. Each time I've been out there, I get to hear: "SO...when are you picking her up?"
These people arn't old enough to be that forgetful. Augh.

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-20-2008, 06:53 PM
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I would have a vet go out and check her out, it could be influenza or countless other illnesses that would need treatment.

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I would have a vet go out and check her out, it could be influenza or countless other illnesses that would need treatment.
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I'm going to push hard and try to get her out by the end of the month. I wanted to get a vet out for shots and coggins anyways before I move my geldings into the pasture that's going to be next to hers.

I hope she's going to be okay

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-21-2008, 01:25 AM
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I'll bet she is fine. It's probably nothing more than a mild sinus or respiratory infection that could have been caused by that hay. She will either get it over herself or the vet will put her on some meds. She will be fine. Don't worry!

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post #5 of 8 Old 11-21-2008, 06:24 AM
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could be the hay, could be influenza, maybe even strangles (??) I would try and eliminate the bad hay if you can and if the symptoms persist, get the vet out.

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definitely have a vet check

Better safe than sorry!

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its probably influenza because of the changing seasons, my horses nose is starting to get runny so I need to put some stuff in his water to keep it away, the dusty hay could be a problem to she could be allergic to it, we have a cow that is like that lol
Definitely go see the vet good luck!

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-21-2008, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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She's going to be weaned straight onto the good hay the second I get her out of that place. It's pretty sad out there :/

I'm pretty sure both my geldings (I have to check Red's vac. Records, as I just got him maybe four months ago) have been vaccinated this year against both Influenza and Strangles. I'm almost %100 positive that my 9 year old at has, just gotta check my records!


I'll probably just book an appointment with the vet the day I intend on bringing her out to her new home and get her looked over. Her symptoms match the most up with Influenza.

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