So once again Lizzy has an issue. Really it should just be a given that as soon as one thing is figured out she comes up with something else for me to figure out.
Horses were put on round bales about a week ago to save some square bales and give them more time eating. About that same time she got a horrible cough. She has been on Anti hist for the last month and a half. She has normal seasonal allergies. She got one scoop twice a day as the maximun recommended dosage for about 3 weeks. I wanted it to build up in her system. So then I cut her back to once a day. But this just so happened to occur about a week before round bales.
So I am not sure if the round bales made her cough or if my cutting back her allergy meds finally wore off and she just needs it twice a day.
Since upping her back up to twice a day the cough has minimized but still there as of yesterday. But now only when working and it's a few here and there. Before she would cough just standing still.
So my questions.... how much do round bales affect a horse that already has allergies? Does this get better come winter? Or would it be best that she's not on a round bale 24/7 through winter?
She was supposed to go into a paddock with two other horses that we were buying our own round bales for so they could eat constantly through the winter to help keep weight on. And those that know Lizzy know she still needs to gain weight not to mention keep it through winter. But now if she can't have round bales I may have to up other feed.
Thank you for any responses.