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post #1 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Green Snotty Nose

*DISCLAIMER* I already have a call in to a few vets, waiting for a call back!


So my 18 month old Belgian gelding has had a green snotty nose for a few days. There is no cough, no fever, no lumps on the throat/jawline, he's still eating, pooping and acting normal. Just has a green snotty nose... Not sure what to think? My other gelding is fine, no runny nose or anything.

I've had a few theories on what it could be...
1. He got wet, although he has a run-in, he stood out in the rain... He's a new horse (I've only had him a month) and was pretty malnurished when I got him, maybe his immune system was low?
2. Temperature change, it went from nearly 100* out to 70* out the last few days, getting down in the 50's at night... Again, along the lines of low immune system...
3. Maybe strangles, though his only symptom is a snotty nose...
4. Just a cold, and he'll get over it...

Again, I've already called the vet, a few actually, just waiting for call backs.
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just had the vet out, he has a low grade pnemonia... (cant spell)... Caught it early and have him on antibiotics.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 01:34 PM
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Glad to hear it is something you caught and treatible. I sqaw the post earlier but didnt have any advice. Good luck on a quick recovery!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-20-2012, 01:36 PM
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Good to know -- for future reference. I'm glad all is under control.
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