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PintoBean 02-05-2011 07:31 PM

I neeed help identifying my horse's symptoms!
Last Saturday my horse got back from his first equestrian team, which lasted a few days. Around Monday he started acting ill
some of his symptoms are:
- Lethargy
- Nasal and eye Discharge ( clear)
- Shivering
He is still eating and drinking regularly, does not have a fever ( I have been taking his temperature everyday) and is not dehydrated. I think he may have Equine Influenza, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what these symptoms could indicate or have experience with symptoms simliar?

Thank you so much!

PintoTess 02-05-2011 08:07 PM

Im not quiet sure but could it be the early sings of strangles?

PintoBean 02-05-2011 08:10 PM

I thought about that, but supposedly after about 4 days of being infected the horse is supposed to have swollen lymph nodes. But his are not swollen and it's been a week.

PintoTess 02-05-2011 08:16 PM

Hmmmm, is he sore anywhere?
Or could it be that he is "Tying up"?

PintoBean 02-05-2011 10:43 PM

Also he is spooking a lot more than usual

dressagebelle 02-05-2011 10:49 PM

Tying up is something that happens suddenly, not over the course of a week. I'm thinking cold of some sort, or upper respitory infection. I would call a vet and let them know his symptoms, and see what they say.

HowClever 02-06-2011 12:00 AM

Your horse needs to see a vet.

Elana 02-06-2011 06:57 AM

Symptoms for a week need veterinary care. If you can afford Equestrian Team, you can afford a vet.

qtrhrsecrazy 02-06-2011 07:28 AM

Agree... he needs a vet and appropriate meds

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