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post #1 of 8 Old 07-18-2010, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Horse sick..advice/opinions needed

When we got to drill team today after a 15 minute trailer ride, our horse was slobbering(we know this is from clover), had a runny nose, and was coughing.

As soon as he got off the trailer he tried to roll. He pooped in the trailer, and twice within the first half hour or so we were there. We couldn't hear gut movements or anything. One of the members had banamine and we gave him a dose of that. When he breathes it sounds phleghmy. He hasn't pooped since, but he hasn't been biting/kicking at his stomach or trying to roll. The junk coming out of his nose is white and frothy(for lack of a better word)

Does anyone know what this could be?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-18-2010, 09:29 PM
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One of my horses had drool frothy coming from his mouth nose. The vets checked him for balance issues pulled his tail pushed him from side to side They were checking for a brain injury? It ended up he had a wire stuck in his tongue.
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I'll bet he ate something he shouldn't have. If he us kicking at his stomach it's a sign of stomach pains normaly associated with colic but the other symptoms lead me to believe it could be something else.
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He's not kicking at his stomach at all, he's getting better. I just though colic right away because the first thing he did was try to roll. What type of thing that he could have eaten would cause this?

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-18-2010, 11:07 PM
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I think the best thing you could do is call the vet, he would know, and maybe give you something to help :)

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-18-2010, 11:09 PM
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The first thing that comes to mind is choke.

Just for future reference, you should never give Banamine until you have had a vet exam or at the very least taken your horse's vital signs and called your vet to discuss what is going on. Banamine doesn't CURE colic, it reduces the pain associated with colic and can mask the signs of a serious colic. Even with the pain relief your horse may still be experiencing a twisted or displaced loop of intestine or serious impaction and be in need of veterinary care to deal with the CAUSE of the pain. Banamine will also cause a change in the vital signs (heart rate, respiration rate and temperature) that would otherwise be a valuable clue in your vet's assessment of how serious the problem is.

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^^ditto. First thing that came to mind was choke. Ditto the banamine advice, too.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-19-2010, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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We called the vet as soon as we unloaded him from the trailer and got him walking, he approved banamine. He is better today he has gut sounds, and coughing much less. We are waiting to give him food until we talk to the vet again. We have called him and he was busy so he is going to call us back as soon as he can

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