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    07-29-2013, 09:15 AM
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    07-29-2013, 10:31 AM
I would get a vet's diagnosis before trying any home treatment. The last thing I want to hear is, "You should have called sooner."
    07-29-2013, 12:03 PM
Vet only comes to my town on tuesdays so he will come to the barn tuesday afternoon and I will start the cough free tuesday after the vet has come. Turns out someone else boarding there has the cough free and she will let me try it :)
    07-29-2013, 12:08 PM
I was able to find it at my local feed store, but it was cheaper at
    07-29-2013, 12:13 PM
Keep her outside in fresh air for now and to allow her to self exercise.
    07-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Oki well since im from Canada I was trying to find a canadian place to order and apparantely they sell some at Greenhawk but not on their website so if it really works I will try to call them and order a tub :) I also saw some on ebay!

Saddlebag, she is never inside, always outside 24/7 and she's 6 yrs old which is why im having a hard time believing it could be heaves since this usually happens to horses who are inside a barn all the time or older horses.........but hey, nothing is impossible
    07-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Another common cause is eating from round bales of lesser quality.
    07-29-2013, 02:30 PM
Originally Posted by Daisy95    
My mare has recently started to cough when being ridden, usually it just sounded like she was clearing her airways but today she was breathing heavily and coughing continuously. She had a slightly runny nose but nothing to unusual and her glands are slightly swollen.
Should I call the vet or see if it passes?

Thanks x
Can you see her sides heaving? Is she in the stable on hay/straw? She could be having a reaction to dust, where the spores attack her lungs. She might just need a dose of ventipulmin which is only available from the vet
    07-29-2013, 07:43 PM
If by heaving you mean breathing deep in the flank then yes a little. She outside all the time and is on round bales. I bought her may 2012 so i've had her for a year and she's been to the same place since, never moved. She was fine last summer, it only started on July 17. I rode her July 15 and she was perfectly fine, breathing normal and everything.

Where I board they always give round bales in the field I've got no control over that And yep Vet is coming tomorrow so I will ask him whatever we can try to make her feel and breath better! :)
    07-29-2013, 07:49 PM
And oopps sorry I just saw that the the post was meant for the other quote :P

airways, breathing, coughing, glands, runny nose

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