I think my horse has the Rhino virus.
Here is what is going on
Last wensday he started acting upon the lunge line, friday he was good but caughing when I rode him, saturday super lathargic (didnt think much of it cause I was clipping him and didnt ride) sunday he had a goopy whitish snotty nose and acting up alot when I lunged him but super lathergc and out of it in he cross ties (thats when I start putting things together knowing somthing wasnt right that this is not him) I am no kicking myself that I didnt take him temp to see if it was elavated, he was good to ride but hada freak out on the lunge (NOT LIKE HIM AT ALL!) so now he's been causghing, snotty nose....i told my trainers mom on sunday and she said if he has a cold let it run its natural course. So I still called my trainer gae her a heads up on how I felt and what was going on and shesaid shed check him out. He had a goopy green nose by the wesnday (wasnt worked monday or tuesday) so wasnt caughing. Idk about ho goopy or color his snot was. ( I work and full time college student) and am about 45 minutes away from him at school. Anyways, wensday he hada green goopy nose nad had a few coughing fits while he was riding by the gir who rides him wensdays. My trainer called me to let me know and suggested vitimin C. So I called local places they didnt have any so I thoaght to call smart packs 27/7 number nad see what they thaught and had availble. What I got out of it was I could order smart protect pellets and herb suplliment to help his immune system but wouldnt cure it adn would not kick in for a couple weeks, and that I should call the vet.
I am almost in tears I feel like a horiabble horse mom and kicking myslef for not taking his temp on sunday!!
I am waiting to hear back from the vet to see what they think.
My oast horses have never showed these symptoms and this is my first time around a horse having a cold (no I am not new to horses just been around healthy ones) I have been around and riding horses for 17 years now so I am no nooby but am not knowlagable on things like this , due to not having to deal with it beofre in past horses/
Sorry if I rambled, didnt make sense. He's new to me and his first time having somthing wrong. I am at work and can't get away right now and litterally my hands are shaking while I type this :(
HELP I AM A MESS