Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Kentucky
• Horses: 0
Sweet itch and Cough
Okay last Summer my mare- a currently 6 year old spotted draft.
She's on Nutrena Safechoice original (just moved to Purina Strategy). About 2. quarts a day, with 1 cup Nutrena Empower.
She's, I guesstimated her weight to be 1800-2000 pounds. She doesn't get much grain as she doesn't need it. She gets about 1/4 cup of Red Cell(she has since she was a yearling so I haven't taken her off it) and 15 Spirulina wafers and she has a horrible cough like she has allergies, not to mention the sweet itch she gets. Last summer she was only on 10 Spirulina wafers and a dose of AniMed's AniHist. The AniHist has been taken off the shelves, no longer able to buy it. I don't know what to replace the loss of the AniHist and I've been fighting my way through this summer. As a last resort this year I bought a container of the "Cough Free"- she will not touch her grain if there's any little bit of the Cough Free in it.
I can get to SmartPak, and I was wondering if anyone here uses the Smart Breathe from SmarkPak. How well does it work?