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    06-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Question New pastures, now a runny nose!

I moved my mare into a new pasture for the summer. I just noticed 2 days ago that she had thick, pale yellow nasal discharge. Her breathing is fine, her heart rate is normal, and I did the pinch test on her, and she is well hydrated. Looked at her teeth and gums, all are pink and normal looking. Her breathing is normal, she's still eating, and moving about the pasture with her herd mates. What could have caused her to get such a runny nose? Could it be allergies? I'm stumped on what this could be. Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated.
And any possible ideas on how to treat this would be awesome too!

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    06-16-2012, 01:41 PM
The nasal discharge and the illness so soon after entering a new pasture would lead me to believe this could be strangles, but from what you have said about his vitals and behavior, he does not seem to show the other signs. Have you taken his temperature, does he have a fever? Do you know of any horses that have been in this pasture previously that have had an upper respiratory infections?
    06-16-2012, 10:52 PM
She did have a fever the first day I noticed she had the nasal discharge, I gave her some aspirin for 2 days 2x a day. The pasture she is in now hasn't had any horses on it in over a year, it was previously used for hay. And none of her herd mates have any upper respiratory infections. I asked my mom, she said it could be a sinus infection, and I contacted my vet, but I haven't heard any thing back from her yet. She's doing better now, its only one side that has the discharge now and no fever.
Thank you!

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