Persistent cough!(insert gratuitous 'unintelligent' exclamation marks here)
Ok I bought a new mare a couple weeks ago and was told that she has a very mild dust allergy, she wheezes a bit when exposed to a lot of dust. After I got her home she got into a bit of moldy hay (my dumb mistake) and it brought on the wheezing again. She wheezed for about 24 hours after being removed from the hay but was sounding fine again pretty quickly. We had the vet out to check her after she started to wheeze and he said her lungs sounded good, that she just had mild copd and to call him if it worsened. He also gave her 2 shots to help clear up any of the reaction she was still having up faster. We had also noticed the night and morning before the vet was called that she would cough around 4 big coughs after getting up from being down (rolling or just chillin) but the only time we ears her cough was when she got up. The vet said not to worry to much about it and just keep an eye on her and see how she is. So we've given her around another week and her coughing is now a lot more often, she coughs randomly rather than just after being down and seems to cough after any amount if exertion. When she coughs she extends her neck towards the ground and coughs 4 or 5 big woofing coughs, she doesn't sound like a horse when she coughs, more like an old man. She had a slight nasal discharge after we brought her home but by the time the vet was out he said her nose looked totally normal. The coughing has me worried that he may have missed something though as she is now coughing without any wheezing so I'm beginning to think maybe the allergy and this cough are unrelated? She coughs like a horse with choke but with no discharge or anything I don't know if that's what it could be. Does anyone else have any idea what could be the cause of this? I'll try to get a video of her coughing to help show everyone what it looks/sounds like.
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