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.
Wait! I'll fix it....