Discharge from horses nose.
As I type this I'm waiting for the vet to call and tell me she's on her way to meet me and my horse to take a look. But in the meantime I'm stuck waiting... so I'm on the forum. Some of the other horses have discharge on the farm as well. It is the colour of the inside of a banana not yellow but creamy. I didn't see him yesterday as I'm sick at home but my hubby said he seemed "irritated". He is eating. I went this morning and the first time in 7 weeks of owing him he did not come when called. Could be that he's not feeling well or nothing at all.
I have a question about blanketing. I never did this with the horses we had years ago and we lived in Alberta, Canada where it was cold. Here in B.C it is milder but some nights get chilly. He has his winter woolies but when it dropped considerable below zero about 6 nights in a row I blanketed him with the advice from both my coach and other barn boarders.. He wasn't blanketed previously. Just wondering if this can cause issues with horses being too warm under a blanket. Don't beat me up if that is a stupid question...lol. Thoughts please?
Im glad your vet is coming! We had a snot issue last year and snot scares the snot out of me.
We wound up on antibiotic after antibiotic. Do yourself a favor, get a scope and a culture and treat specifically if need be.
Good luck!! Flickas was a sinus infection from a hay stem that gt in there.
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Thanks for the heads up cakemom. I think I'll do that just to get this figured out before escalating. A new horse was put into the turnout with him about a week ago so you never know what germs he may have brought.
Vitals are all good, so she has us on watch until Monday. If any other symptoms start up we'll treat it from there. Apparently there is some kind of a horsey cold going around on some of the farms. Nothing serious that they have seen.
I'm just a nervous new mom. :)
Glad to hear the vets not worried and vitals are good! A pony at my barn had a runny nose for a few days straight and her muzzle actually became chapped. I'd never seen it before but it makes sense, my nose chaps up when it runs too! I can't remember exactly what her owner was putting on it to help the dryness but maybe it's something to keep in mind and watch for. It's obviously not the end of the world, just something us horsey moms would kick ourselves over haha.
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Anyway the vet wasn't concerned. So, we'll just watch for changes for now.
Putting vaseline on his nose will help keep it from getting chapped, and its not going to kill him if he manages to get some in his mouth. And then just a regular quick swipe with a moist cloth when you do go out, will help keep the snot from accumulating, just remember to reapply the vaseline after wiping his nose. Glad that his vitals are good though. Always a good sign.
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