Well to start off with, yes I have run the vet, but he is extremely busy at the moment so can't come out right now, and the last time I rung a vet he was hopeless so I am NOT ringing that one again.
Bubbles is 25yo tb mare, and it is summer here at the moment, so very warm. She has thick green snot coming out of one nostril, some days worse than others, and some days its clear snot, but it's been quite nasty for around 4 days now.
Every night she is fed chaff, gumnuts and garlic to help keep it clearish, which is working but god help me if I forget to put garlic into it.
It does work a bit, but I know she will need antibiotics, hence why I rung the vet.
But until the vet is able to come out, does anybody have any suggestions? It is starting to sound really bad when she breathes, like she is gunked up all the way down. She is paddocked up the road completely on her own, atleast half a km away from the nearest horse, so no others can risk getting infected. But can it be passed from her to me to another horse?
Oh and to add, she is not being ridden now because it sounds bad when she breathes just walking around the paddock so there is no way I am getting on right now. I did however take her inhand for a walk about 500m up the road and back because she gets bored in a paddock on her own. She enjoyed that.