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post #1 of 2 Old 06-26-2010, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Should I be worried??

I have noticed that my gelding seems to have a little more discharge from his nose lately. Not alot and basically clear. Just something I noticed and am watching and it actually seems to be a bit less however tonight when I took him out and lunged him when we first got going he coughed 2 or 3 times and a little sorta foamy white stuff came out??? I have never heard him cough before though. And after that he didnt cough again.....and I rode him and we trotted and loped. I am wondering what might of caused this and if I should be concerned? He is in a very large paddock and a stall but it is very dry and dusty right now as the rains have stopped and it is hot. He gets turned out to pasture but not every day. The round pen we work in is also very dusty as well....could dust be a culprit? Any info greatly appreciated...thank you!
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-26-2010, 02:17 PM
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It is normal for a horse to cough a few times a day, so if he just did it once or twice it isn't a big deal, especially if it is dusty. When the weather is dry and dusty horses have to produce more tears to lubricate their eyes and keep them clear of dirt, and those tears drain through a duct to their nostrils. So if it has been especially dry that would be expected of your horse. Did the foamy stuff come out of his nose or his mouth? If it was his mouth it was likely just saliva...which is good! It means he is relaxing and giving to the bit. If it was out of his nose I might be more worried. Keep an eye on him and make sure he has plenty of fresh water to compensate for the extra moisture he is using to keep the dust out of his eyes, but other then that it just sounds like a normal reaction to a hot, dry summer.
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