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post #1 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy whats wrong with my horse? HELP

My horse, wendy, is salivateting severely, and shes been like this for 2 days, the saliva just keeps coming, and she is constantly drinking down her spit. I have given her a new salt block because she ate the other one up, and she is on pasture most of the day.Im worried something is wrong but I cannot figure out what. Help?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:13 PM
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Has she been eating a lot of clover? is there clover in her feild? Ive heard a fungus that grows on clover causes horses to drool a LOT, but isnt harmful.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:14 PM
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COuld be a number of things. My first thought is something wrong in the mouth like a sore or a bad tooth. I've seen horses salivate excessively from a serious mouth issue.
Could she be choking? Having a reaction to something?
I'd say call a vet and at least get an opinion....

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, thats what I thought too, wioth the clover, but there isnt much clover in the field, but Im gonna keep her off the pasture a few days. and im gonna call my vet for his opinion tomorrow, and I just checked her mouth for sores and didnt find anything, but I got mu shirt full of drool
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:48 PM
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Could be ulcers.... or an over load of arsenic poisoning or magnesium.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 10:57 PM
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It could be anything from an allergic reaction, to a mouth injury, to ulcers...if this has gone on for 2 days, I would say it is time to schedule an appointment with the vet...

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-11-2010, 11:05 PM
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Agreed with M2P better safe then sorry anyway.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-12-2010, 03:01 AM
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Foxtail? That will make horses drool excessively as well. Id be phoning the vet...
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