Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
bugger!! We have the flu here in australia for the first time ever and its very nasty.
I havent dealt with it but have friends who have and this is what I would say:
Dust free environment
Plenty of good food
If its cold, be strict about rugging and keeping them warm
For every day the horse coughs, that's one week of rest after symptoms have ceased (eg; horse coughs for 5 days, that's 5 weeks of recovery after all symptoms are no longer present)
And for good measure, lots of hugs and kisses while avoiding the snot :)
For words of comfort I would say, it will be ok :) as long as your horsies are fit and healthy they will get over it just fine as long as you do everything mentioned above :) good luck
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"