Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
I didn't call the vet yesterday because I wasn't going to pay an emergency call on a Sunday for a snotty nose(it's $75 just for her to come out on a schedule visit). I was going to call today but my when I asked my mom how it looked she said it looked a lot better. I went out to check and it's about 75% better, he only has a bit of clear/whiteish discharge now.
My mom thinks it may be related to deworming(we are both former small animal vet techs) because we had a cat with us for long term boarding, she vomited up worms so we dewormed her, shortly after she developed a slight upper respiratory infection, which just like with Blue was gone within a few days. The vet my moms friend works for(and said cats vet) says it's common for animals to get respiratory infections after deworming if that had a larger worm load. I've never seen a horse get one before, but I guess it's possible. Either way, I'll be keeping a close eye on him, he ate very well today. He's very finicky, since he has no teeth his feed gets soaked and there is a very fine line between too dry and too wet, and he's not happy if it's not perfect, like today, I made it too wet so he tossed his dish(which is supposed to be tip proof) and dumped all his food on the floor, then ate most of it.