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post #1 of 9 Old 02-04-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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excessive slobber

Hey I think I found the horse of my dreams. He is a rescue but he looks amazing. His stance is great and his coat is shiny, he walks/runs great. BUT he I looked at him while he was eating and when I walked him around he drooled all over me. I have never seen this before, the people said it was just from foxtails in his hay. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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It is probably nothing serious, but, make sure you get a vet check, and show the vet the hay and have them watch the horse eat.

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Hey I think I found the horse of my dreams. He is a rescue but he looks amazing. His stance is great and his coat is shiny, he walks/runs great. BUT he I looked at him while he was eating and when I walked him around he drooled all over me. I have never seen this before, the people said it was just from foxtails in his hay. Any ideas?

He is only just about to turn 3. I looked in his mouth and saw nothing wrong and he isnt on pasture. They said he does it everytime he eats. That's the way he has always been. They have had him for a year. Could the foxtail do it. He does seem to be irritated by the foxtails, he kinda moves he jaw and sicks his toungue out to get them out of he mouth.
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Setting aside getting a pre-purchase exam:

1. His caps are probably ready to come out and may need some help from the vet.

2. Yes foxtail can cause sores in the mouth. Sometimes the little furry thorns can get stuck in the mouth and cause infection.

3. Have the vet check him carefully (including way under his tongue) for polyps or sores.

Those are something you won't see unless you pull the tongue way out to the side and make him say "ahhhh" really wide.

Hope this helps:)
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-04-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Setting aside getting a pre-purchase exam:

1. His caps are probably ready to come out and may need some help from the vet.

2. Yes foxtail can cause sores in the mouth. Sometimes the little furry thorns can get stuck in the mouth and cause infection.

3. Have the vet check him carefully (including way under his tongue) for polyps or sores.

Those are something you won't see unless you pull the tongue way out to the side and make him say "ahhhh" really wide.

Hope this helps:)
Thank you somuch for your help!
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-04-2012, 10:37 PM
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I've got a horse that drools as soon as I start feeding, or working her.....and not small amounts large amounts. She also sweats profusely after only 5 minutes she has IR but other than that she is healthy

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red clovers (which are coming up around her enmass0 cause slobbers big time but I think that is only when they are in bloom. Good replies telling you to do the pre- purchase vet check and make sure they REALLY check him not just the once over. Anything you think may be a problem I'd point out tho the vet.

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-07-2012, 07:52 PM
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Be careful, foxtail is easily spread, the best way to get rid of it is to burn it.
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I know a horse that suddenly slobber just poured out of his mouth.. And would shake her head up and down, and the vet looked at her and the hay and said "foxtails."

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