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post #1 of 5 Old 04-09-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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yellowish snot from one nostril?

so... i've had my horse for 7 years and in that time he has never had a snotty nose until now. i'm wondering if this could be from the pollen in the air (we're just outside of portland so spring has sprung) or a cold or...? he's lived the majority of his life in either southern california or northern nevada - so drier and less plant life. should i be worried?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-09-2013, 02:50 PM
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Id call a vet. Has he come into contact with any strange horses lately? Is there any swelling or soreness in his face or jaws/throat? Is his temp elevated? Is he blowing out or having trouble breathing?
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-09-2013, 02:58 PM
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Yellow snot usually means some sort of infection- if it was clear or white I wouldn't worry, but yellow and green are not good. I would take his temperature and see if he has any sort of low grade fever, and call the vet. If it is that he caught something, you will be much better off treating it early that waiting to see if it gets bad.

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Can be a sign of an infected tooth. I'd consult a vet.
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i'll take his temp tonight when i get to the barn and see where he's at. i had not noticed any swelling or tenderness to his face or jaw and he was otherwise his normal self when i rode last night. no blowing out and no trouble breathing to my knowledge (unless that has started today and i haven't seen him yet).

we moved to a new barn ~4 weeks ago so yes he's around new horses in that respect. they did change the hay about 5 days ago and the snotty nose started maybe 2-3 days ago. *sigh* my poor goober.
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