So I wormed Ginger and Duncan for the first time this year today (don't know if it's relevant). Been feeding them hay over the winter, though admittedly I don't think it's top quality, and the horses can tell-- they've often left much of it in favor of the scant grass.
Ginger has had sometime irritating her eye for a few weeks now-- I've been trying to put this stuff in it the vet gave me but I have a really hard time doing it. I don't want to poke her eye, and I have trouble getting her eye open enough to apply it. There's also been a very small bit of snot in her nose, but it's clear and not runny or dripping down.
Then today, after her grain, she went over to the piles of hay, sniffed around for a minute, took a bite, and coughed. It was a horrible sound! My mom had a couple ponies that had gotten a chronic cough from an allergen in the pasture, and we had to get rid of them just because mom cuoldn't move. I don't think it's an irritant that's been there because it's not a persistent cough, and this is the first time I've heard it. I hung around for 15 minutes after to see if she did it again, but she just kept eating.
I know I need to make a vet appointment soon, but for the moment I'm just worried :(